New York City
Set in the Roman city of Antioch, Philemon, traces the life of a street clown, Cockian, who allows himself to be hired by a Roman commander to impersonate an imprisoned religious leader. Hired to betray secrets of this underground revolution, Cockian is faced with the realities that everything in life is not black or white and sometimes, we have to take a stand. This lost masterpiece uses religion from ancient times to tell a story that could be ripped from the headlines of today; Serbia. Darfur. Rwanda. Afghanistan. Ethnic cleansing is still very real in some parts of the world just as it was back when the Romans were trying to rid the world of Christians or Nazi Germany tried to eliminate its Jewish population.
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