ES: What does the story mean for you now? What does it mean for you to have taken part in the movie?

MP: I think in today's climate, from genocide to threats from the terrorists, I think our country has to be careful of greed and vanity, and we have to open up our hearts to everyone in the world. We've given ourselves away with our greed. On the other hand, today we're certainly more aware with that there is pain and suffering in the world in a way we weren't able to know before. Seeing a movie like The Diary of Anne Frank opens people's hearts up that are things going on in the world to inspire us to make ourselves kinder than we are. The United States has given more help and money to those parts of the world, but we are not kind to each other anymore. We have to become kinder to people who need it.

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