The Films of Barry Hershey
THE EMPTY MIRROR
LEADING TO WAR
How does a government lead its people to war? How does it communicate to its citizens – and to the wider world – the reasons and rationale for initiating military conflict? What rhetorical devices and techniques are employed? And how is a nation brought to support the profound decision to wage war against another nation (Iraq)? These are the questions that Leading to War seeks to explore.
LUCIFER, GOD'S MOST BEAUTIFUL ANGEL
Lucifer was the prince of angels, the bearer of light. He placed his own beauty and perfection above his love for God. This sin of pride caused his fall to the darkest domain. Lucifer, the film, poetically explores the Lucifer theme of beauty and destruction as manifested in man's realm.
SOUND OF PEACE
Sound of Peace is a cinematic meditation. Utilizing the deep resonance of the didgeridoo–played by renowned Nawang Khechog, a former Buddhist monk – the film is a synthesis of viscerally experienced waves of sound and engaging images, which aims to create a calm and transcendent experience for the viewer.