How can art make the world a better place? That's a big question. But Charlie Kaufman, the screenwriter behind 'Being John Malkovich', 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' and 'Adaptation', doesn't tend to shy away from big questions. In this five-minute video, an excerpt from a speech that Kaufman gave at the BAFTA 2011 Screenwriters' Lecture Series plays over a series of images captured and edited by filmmaker Eliot Rausch.
Kaufman talks about the human condition, the role of art, the danger of media manipulation, and "the notion that by being honest, thoughtful and aware of the existence of other living beings, a change can begin to happen in how we think of ourselves and the world, and ourselves in the world". The video's title is 'What I Have to Offer'. Find out what Kaufman believes that is below:
To hear the whole of Charlie Kaufman's speech, visit the BAFTA website here.
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