I still have not seen that documentary
Receiving a full rejection for DebConf travel sponsorship reminds me of a time I was asked to nominate members for a corporate board of directors.
At the time I replied that I would not be of much help because I value things which are irrelevant to such positions. Sure, I can identify worthless, grandstanding blowhards, but of the people who are not, I am unqualified to guess which ones make good board members and which do not.
The person who had asked me was somewhat confused by my answer, because we come from different perspectives on how the world works and possibly how the world should work.