One of the duties of those who entertain us the responsibility to understand their own subject matter and what it can mean to those who bear witness to it. Film makers, musicians, artists; each know that their audiences are affected by their work in some way, shape, or form. Whether or not they choose to take that opportunity to teach us something they feel is relevant to the day and carries weight outside the theater, concert, or any presentation is solely up to them.
I am of the belief that even anime has this capability, that a gifted staff of people working on a series, OVA, or film in the anime genre can tell us something that moves us. Anyone who has watched a film like "Barefoot Gen" can attest to this.
But what is being made today that is relevant to this interest? Can you think of anything? What can the makers of anime try to do to make an impactful work for us, their loyal viewers?