Mike Shea is a California filmmaker who recently visited Charlottesville to screen his documentary – Red State
. On this February 22nd edition of Charlottesville–Right Now! with Coy Barefoot, Shea discusses his movie, in which he traveled across the “Red States” that voted for George Bush in the 2004 election, trying to discover what persuaded their citizens to do so. He highlights the viewpoints of several of the people he interviewed while making the film, such as how religion plays a part in their ideologies. Sean McCord is with the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice (CCPJ), an organization which just sponsored a free showing of Red State. “[CCPJ tries to] keep the conversation going on issues of peace and justice.”
You should always be questioning authority. It isn’t that authority is granted to them from the heavens, they are our representatives, and if they’re not representing us in a way that makes us proud, then they need to be replaced.