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. World Premiere, Sundance Film Festival. Nationally broadcast on Cinemax, Sundance Channel, and Free Speech TV.
AN ACT OF CONSCIENCE - Opening Segment
Watch the film’s first 8 minutes which includes an introductory overview to the story, narrated by Martin Sheen. This segment includes scenes from the first unsuccessful Internal Revenue Service public auction of Randy Kehler and Betsy Corner’s Colrain, Massachusetts home, in which no monetary bids were made for
(Running Time - 7:55)
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The Kitchen Conversation
Two-and-a-half years after the first auction, the IRS holds a second public auction at which the Kehler-Corner house is sold by the federal government to a young family for $5,400. In this excerpt, Randy Kehler and Betsy Corner meet the new owners of their property for the first time in the kitchen of their house. In this heated exchange, the contrasting perspectives of this political drama are revealed.
(Running Time - 5:57)
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