Hector & Ivan
(in development 2015-2016)
The scripts from everyday life are redefining the nature of human relation. From schoolyard shootings to police brutality, the epidemic of violence is transforming the way that we live and co-exist. In its wake, we are left in a critical state of fear and confusion: Where does violence come from? Where is the border between a thought and the impulse for an act of violence? When we encounter the human face of violence, instead of answers, we confronted by an enigma. It is not the monster that we expect, but rather a mirror reflection of the good and evil within us all. An act of violence is not born from monsters, but from the seeds of human nature. As with any body placed under sufficient pressure, it eventually breaks the surface with unpredictable force.
The phenomenon of violence has become a critical element in our human drive for survival and progress. Nature is violence incarnate and the beauty that we see is a result of ‘fornication and asphyxiation and choking and fighting for survival’ (Werner Herzog). Mankind has become intent on destroying itself and the growing manifestations of everyday violence are part of its natural cycle. The paradox is if mankind is truly the victim of an epidemic of violence, or if mankind itself is the virus.
Inspired by the true life relationship between Hector Black and Ivan Simpson, this is an exploration of both the destructive and redemptive nature of violence. In this interwoven dialogue between a father and a murderer, it is the power of love and forgiveness that triumph.
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