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Subject: Arts: Performing Arts

Performing Arts Series

This series of performing arts' programs includes documentaries, dramatic live performances, and intriguing behind-the-scenes' specials in the worlds of theatre and music. Series: 11 programs (10 to 100 minutes). Click for more

The Terrible Meek (War and Human Values)

Terrible Meek, The (War and Human Values)

"Two Thumbs Up! This film deals with universal themes such as spirituality, authority and morality, and there will always be an interest in films like this because of the transcendent nature of those themes. The fact that the film was adapted from a century-old play supports my assertion. I believe the film is well made and has staying power. Bill Humphreys does a good job adapting the script for a modern audience and keeps them invested in the plot throughout." -MicroFilmmaker Magazine
This is a 40-minute dramatic film adaptation of a one-act stage play of the same name written in 1911 by playwright Charles Rann Kennedy, who dedicated the original script to world peace; its universal themes of spirituality, authority and morality echo as loudly today as ever. Here we meet three characters during a time of war: a steadfast military Captain (Bill Humphreys), who is responsible for the fulfillment of an execution but struggles with his obligation to duty over the ethics of taking a human life; a Soldier (Don LaBranche), who carried out the order but now contemplates his role as one who in obligated to follow orders; and a Woman (Kathy Somssich), the mother of the executed, who grieves for her son who lost his life at the hands of a higher authority. Throughout the story we witness the conflict of ideals, the development of human values and the triumph of spiritual integrity. The remaining cast includes: Karen Abrami Fitzgerald; Brad Branch; Indira Sivaprasad; Sandi Seals Clark; Gary Ng; Bill Butler and Rob Scullin. Produced by BBT Films. 2010 SCA 40 min.
Also by BBTFilms: Abraham Lincoln: His Life and His Legacy; Shelby Foote: The Man and the Civil War; The Hollywood Lens of Murray Garrett: In Focus





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