Film Director at Oscars: ‘We Deserve Better’ Than a Country with Gun Violence

Michael Govier, left, and Will McCormack pose in the press room with the award for best animated short film for “If Anything Happens I Love You at the Oscars on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, Pool)
AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, Pool

The director of a short film that won an Academy Award on Sunday evening said that “we deserve better than to live in a country” with gun violence every day.

While accepting the award for Best Animated Short Film for his movie “If Anything Happens I Love You” about a school shooting, director Michael Govier said that “we must do better” to fight gun violence.

“We dedicate this film to all those who’ve lost loved ones to gun violence,” Govier said. “We deserve better than to live in a country where more than 100 people die by gun violence every single day. We deserve better, we must do better, we will do better.”

Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, whose gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety backed the film, congratulated the directors of the movie for winning the Oscar.

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