Social Issues January 24, 2012
Atom Egoyan and Arsinée Khanjian on Justice

Atom talks about justice in relation to the West Memphis Three, about whom he is working on a film, while Arsinée talks about how the notion of justice has guided her career.

In this clip, Atom and Arsinée talk about...

The West Memphis Three and 'Devil's Knot'
Atom Egoyan: "When I signed onto it and we started working on the script, I would never have dreamed how much it's aligning up with what's actually happening in the case in terms of who's emerging as the prime suspect and how our script is going."

The theme of justice in their work
Arsinée Khanjian: "I think justice has been the guiding light of my self-awareness. I was born into a family of survivors of the genocide, and from my immediate parents there was this expectation that my generation is going to bring justice to this history, so any light in the world, it was all in the light of this notion of justice being the guiding light."

Agendas around justice
AE: It is really really weird, because there's so many agendas at any given time. I mean, look at the West Memphis Three. Is it justice? Do they have justice? I don't think so. There's the energy of justice, there's the energy of freedom, but freedom isn't necessarily equated with justice. I mean it's really bizarre."



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