A Portland Filmmaker Demonstrates How Political Opponents Can Build Trust
“I didn’t vote for Trump,” says Portland filmmaker Shilpa Sunthankar. “And I don’t agree with those that did. But I know many. They’re good people and I love them and they’re reasonable.” With the insurmountable political divide in our country, hearing a word like “reasonable” getting thrown around to describe the opposition can be jarring. But Sunthankar is being earnest. “There’s been a fracture,” she says. “People need to re-learn how to be, how to live with the other side.” Her new short film, Working Lunch, is an example of what it could look like if the two camps started to rebuild trust.