AN ACT OF CONSCIENCE
Produced in Association with HBO/Cinemax
Nationally Broadcast on Cinemax, Sundance Channel,
Link TV, and Free Speech TV
Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival
Narrated by Martin Sheen
ROBBIE LEPPZER - Director, Producer, Interviewer, Videographer, Editor,
Excerpt Running Time: 6:49
Narrated by actor Martin Sheen, this feature-length documentary chronicles the story pacifists Randy Kehler and Betsy Corner whose western Massachusetts home was seized by federal marshals and IRS agents after they publicly refused to pay federal taxes as a protest against war and military spending. When a young couple buys the contested home at action from the U.S. government for $5,400, they become involved in a political and moral battle much larger than what they originally bargained for. Full program running time: 90 minutes.
ACT OF CONSCIENCE is one of the most deeply moving films Ive
seen in years. Its an anthem of praisenot just to a courageous
couple, but to a beloved community that toughed it out against overwhelming
odds and ultimately triumphed. Seeing this movie lifts your spirits,
exhilarates, and offers hope."
telling the story of two courageous people who were willing to sacrifice
their home to declare their opposition to war and militarism, this engaging
documentary reminds us of the long and honorable tradition of civil
disobedience in this country. AN ACT OF CONSCIENCE should serve
as an inspiration to young people today in suggesting how one can live
one's life in defiance of the violence around us."
brilliant documentary puts a human face on political protest through
extraordinary acts by ordinary people. The film clearly shows the tension
in American culture between commitment to self and family and a more
universal sense of commitment to the world community. Never romanticized, AN ACT OF CONSCIENCE shows the human costs and dilemmas of living
by ones convictions."
balanced riveting story."
About The Filmmaker
Robbie Leppzer is an award-winning independent documentary director, producer, videographer, editor, and sound recordist, with thirty years experience producing over thirty independent film, video, and public radio documentaries for national and international distribution. His critically acclaimed works about contemporary social issues and multicultural themes have been broadcast globally by CNN International and broadcast nationally in the United States and Canada by PBS, CNN, Cinemax, Sundance Channel, HDNet, Black Entertainment Television, The Learning Channel, Link TV, Free Speech TV, National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
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