Some time ago, San Francisco-based filmmaker Sam Green got in touch with Alfonso Cuarón over Skype to chat about the inspiration behind the film production company, Esperanto Filmoj. Last month, he shared some exceprts from their conversation on, “Esperanto, hope, and the state of the world today.”
I’d always been fascinated by Esperanto. I remember the first time that I came across Esperanto was through a Spanish writer called Miguel Unamuno, a Spanish writer of the first part of the 20th century. One of his characters was this eccentric anarchist who speaks Esperanto. Then I started getting the whole thing, the notion of Zamenhof, of this universal language that was going to bring the world together.