Oscar-winning film-maker Ron Howard, who is gearing up for his upcoming documentary-drama titled Mars, believes that cinema is a wonderful medium to spread knowledge and awareness among people. He also says that the ultimate aim of any medium is entertainment.
"I think cinema can participate in informing population. I think they can inspire, and part of National Geographic's goal, and our goal, is to both inform and to entertain. Entertainment is a wonderful way to stimulate people's imagination," Howard said.
Howard's Mars would specifically focus on the red planet and possibility to make it habitable for human beings.
The director also added, "If this inspires some people to take the idea more seriously and dig deeper, then great. If it only entertains and provides a really great diversion, well, that's fine too. I think that it's a story that can speak to different people in different ways."
The 62-year-old director moreover believes, that science is gradually making progress in unveiling those habitable planets in the universe, for humans.
"Astronomers are discovering more and more regions of the galaxy, and of the universe rather, that could possibly have planets that we could live on without terraforming them. We may well find planets that are more easily habitable," Howard stated further.
"Science is telling us that it's within the possibility of the human experience if we continue to grow and evolve our science," said the director.