Film Courage: Why have you made storytelling the focus of your life?
Jason Satterlund, Filmmaker: Well you know…Plato said He who tells the stories rules society. There is a power in storytelling. Think about storytelling and how much of it is in our lives. When we get together we want to hear about what you’ve been up to. You ask me:
Tell me a story about your life.
My wife and I…
…How did you guys meet?
When you hear the story, right? We tell stories to our kids to help them sleep at night and it’s comforting. And I’ve heard it said that in this day and age we have access to more stories than ever before in human history. That’s what we do for fun, we go see a movie, a story, we watch television. It is so permeated in our society, it’s amazing! It’s great and it’s such a powerful tool like a lot of…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).
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