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Director: FAHMI FAROUK FARAHAT

Starring

OTHMAN MADIH
CAMEREN ABOUNDS
RENE H. HERNANDEZ
BRIGITTE VALADEZ
WILLIAM LA FORTUNE
BRIAN D. MILLER

Release Date: April 2007
Running Time: 30 Minutes
Language: English
Genre: Narrative / Documentary
Not Rated


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SYNOPSIS

Deep inside a cave a group of prisoners are chained to a wall since their childhood. Not only are their limbs immobilized by the chains but their heads are also chained so that their eyes are fixed on a wall and can only see the shadows that are projected in front of them. These shadows are what they believe is the truth. However, when one of the prisoners escapes the cave, a new truth is revealed.

Saudi Filmmaker Fahmi Farouk Farahat uses his unique style to create a visual interpretation of Plato's masterpiece and perhaps the best known of his work, Allegory of the Cave from the book, The Republic.

The narrative film is accompanied by a documentary with Dr. Claiton Kardajan, Professor of Philosophy, that further explores the Allegory of the Cave and helps us understand the meaning and importance of this great work by Plato and how it relates to our modern day politics, religions and social structure.

 

Suitable for educational programming.