The Power of Conscience. Then and Now.

Today I was sent a link and asked to preview a documentary short titled The Power of Conscience.

It starts with this line from Victor Hugo, “Conscience is God present in man.”

Conscience was certainly evident during the Holocaust in a small French village of Le Chambon-sur-lignon, where 5,000 Christians heroically sheltered 5000 Jews. But fast forward to contemporary life when humans no longer invite God’s presence in daily life and ask, what might happen today?

This short, The Power of Conscience, (click here to watch it) demonstrates the unsettling power of exploring important ideas through the arts; simple yet profound, artistically done and well worth your time.

Written and Produced by Stephen Burks. Features David Russell, Anne R. Belk Distinguished Professor Of Music at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Photo is the diary of Peter Feigl. In his diary of life in hiding in Le Chambon-sur-Lignon, France, Peter Feigl included his only photographs of his parents, who unbeknownst to him had been deported to Auschwitz and killed. In 1943, Peter’s security conscious rescuers confiscated his diary. He regained possession of it some 40 years later.

 

Posted in Staublog in September 7, 2011 by | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to The Power of Conscience. Then and Now.

  1. ST090711 | Dick Staub on September 7, 2011 at 11:41 am

    […] Victor Hugo said, “Conscience is God present in man.” But fast forward to contemporary life when humans no longer invite God’s presence in daily life and ask what are the implications? Read More. […]

  2. A Good Kind of Busy | Church4EveryChild on October 15, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    […] Burks had a special event to celebrate this weekend with the premiere screening of his first film, The Power of Conscience. Stephen has a fabulous vision for using the arts as agents of redemption for the Kingdom, and has […]

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