SXSW FILM 2011
By Don Simpson | May 29, 2011
“Co-directors Kelly Duane de la Vega and Katie Galloway do a much better job than I could ever do in retelling this amazing story of idealism, loyalty, lies and betrayal. In constructing their narrative, de la Vega and Galloway must first re-create for the audience what happened prior to the commencement of their production, so they rely on archival footage and talking head interviews recollecting the events. De la Vega and Galloway allow everyone, including the FBI, to tell their version of the story and surprisingly enough, they all seem to be on the same page (or at least the same chapter), except for the actions of the FBI informant.
The unfolding of the events is spine-tingling (at least for someone of my political persuasion). Better This World represents how conservative America’s post-9/11 War on Terror went terribly awry, ripping away the civil liberties of American citizens and instantly squashing any form of political dissent.”
Below is our conversation with Katie Galloway & Kelly Duane de la Vega in downtown Austin, TX, for SXSW Film 2011: