"I approach film much as I did a blank canvas. In my early films I concentrated on learning how to control and manipulate the technical properties of the medium. I played with grain, texture, composition, and lights and shadow. [...] But beyond these concerns, for me the ultimate power of film rested and rests in its potential to directly reflect the social morals and climate of our time."
-- Midi Onodera
Onodera, Midi. "Locating the Displaced View." In Feminisms in the Cinema, edited by Laura Pietropaolo and Ada Testaferri. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1995. (pp. 20-21)