• Sometimes a rural life - without agricultural culture, community, or land - it means that you're a very long drive from everything. It's a big cultural isolation in terms of any kind of schooling where you could get exposed to things that might push the positive buttons. The geography of where people find themselves situated, both in metropolises and in the heartland, really starts to matter.

    "Debra Granik on "poverty porn," self-worth, and her new film, Stray Dog". Interview with Sam Fragoso, July 11, 2015.