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Brit Marling’s Georgetown Convocation Speech: On Not Going it Alone

“When a group of people get together and decide to do something, strange and mysterious things can happen,” said writer and actress Brit Marling as she delivered the 2013 Georgetown University Senior Convocation speech. The Georgetown alum reflected on her years at Georgetown and the friends and future directors she met there — Mike Cahill and Zal Batmanglij. She describes moving to L.A. with them and not becoming successful until the three decided to stop trying to “break in” and just make work. “If I can tell you anything of value, it’s that the most important thing you do from here is hold onto one another,” she concluded. “Because the truth is, you can’t do it alone, and it isn’t as much fun…. The truth is we need each other, now more than ever.” Watch the video above.

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