We wrote 'Diwa' months before Trump won the presidency and well before the birth of the #TimesUp and #MeToo movements. We wanted to shine a spotlight on a problem that few knew existed. Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine how timely and urgent our story was going to be.
'Diwa' though - as we've said many times over - isn't a political story. Although we understand why most people will look at it that way. For us, the heart of the film is a 'human story' that challenges the audience to take a hard look at the face of someone they have looked away from many times before...
Like the faces of the children ripped away from their families and detained at the border. Or the fear-wrought faces of their parents, confronted with the possibility of never seeing their children again.
It's a painful picture...but please.... LOOK. Take off your political and racially-tinted glasses and LOOK. And not just with your eyes, but with your heart and soul. See what our society has become. See what we've all become. Then let's all do something about it.