On their experiences of racism, and the valuation of life:
Forest: "I've had many incidents in my life of racism. I've been thrown on the ground. I've been frisked. I've been arrested so many times I couldn't tell you. I have no need to talk about it."
Lee: It's a given. I can't even get a taxi [in New York]. I send my [white] assistant out to get a taxi because I can't."
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Forest: "The movie deals with the valuation of life, too. Like, whose life is valuable? Is it OK to take life? In terms of today, [the film] 'Fruitvale Station' [of which Whitaker is a producer] is playing, about the shooting of Oscar Grant in the Oakland BART station, which just happened in 2009."
Oprah: "And the shooting of Trayvon Martin."
Forest: "If you can't accept that these things are going on, you're living an illusion. So the question at this point is more of, how can we move the needle forward? Can we speak up? I think this film helps that in some way."
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