Darren Aronofsky Wants Gen Z’ers To Vote
Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky, the creative mind behind mother! and Requiem for a Dream, is urging Gen Z voters to show up at the polls. In a new PSA, he turned the camera on activists like deaf, transgender activist Chella Mann and Parkland survivors Delaney Tarr and David Hogg to have them share why they are passionate about voting.
According to IndieWire, Aronofsky wrote in a statement, that was released with the video, “First time voters have the power to make a massive impact in the upcoming midterm elections, but 18-20 year olds are part of a demographic that has historically failed to participate in National Elections. It’s time to change that.”
He then went on to describe the fiercely devoted individuals he’s working with to spread the word: “We are working with a dynamic group of activists from all over the country, who care about an array of causes, including Delaney Tarr, David Hogg, Chella Man, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, and Gavin Grimm, and filmed them speaking about what issues will be most important when casting their votes next month.”
The video, above, was accompanied by additional videos, featuring interviews with many of the participants, which Aronofsky posted to his Twitter account.
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