Most documentaries have sentimentality without substance, in my opinion. This documentary was my attempt to explore "what constitutes extremism on the left, given that it's obvious on the right?" and to meticulously scrutinize it using analytical methods, to merge emotionality with technicality (as best I could, given the time and monetary constraints).
The approach is to ask questions that aren't supposed to be asked, and talk to those who aren't supposed to be talked to. I tried my best to get as many people on the supposed "extreme left" as possible but virtually none would talk to me. If you know of anyone who's interested, or are willing to talk yourself (either an activist or academic), please contact me at the blu [at] indiefilmTO [dot] com and we'll talk.
- Curt Jaimungal (producer / director / writer of BETTER LEFT UNSAID)
DIRECTED and WRITTEN BY Curt Jaimungal. EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS Sebastian Jaimungal | Joshua Lisec. PRODUCED BY Curt Jaimungal | Desh Amila | Sen Katpaganathan. EDITED BY Abdusselam Bezirgan | Curt Jaimungal | Efron Monsanto.