EDITORIAL: Arthur Dong: "Anger is what pushes me forward"

by Arthur Dong

I was asked by a student at a recent presentation of my films: "What keeps you going after all these years?" My answer: "Anger. Anger that the world is an unfair place. Anger that after over 25 years I still need to make films that attack social injustices. And most of all, anger that any sexuality other than heterosexuality is condemned equally by all sectors of our society, regardless of race, religion, nationality, class or gender. My films are my weapon, it's what I know best."

"Coming Out Under Fire" was my first major film to probe the hypocrisy of our heterosexual-oriented society. Based on the book by Allan B