The Act of Being

The Act of Being

Fourteen nervous people huddle in a haphazard semi-circle of chairs on a sunlit stage in Richmond, CA. Seven plainclothes police officers and seven formerly incarcerated men wring their hands as playwright Michele Wells guides them through Theater for Humanity, her unique theater workshop poised to challenge the single narrative attached to each group. Through the program these community members create new bonds as they get to know each other and dismantle prevailing stereotypes, writing, speaking, and improvising to share their stories. This courageous undertaking reveals the nuances of policing and being policed proving that, no matter what side you fall on, it's not black and white.

Running Time
29 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Short, Documentary
Casey Beck
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about short «The Act of Being» (21)

Samantha Henderson avatar
Samantha Henderson

Just phenomenal!!! I am amazed that movies like this can still be made. I watch all kinds of movies all the time with my friends and i can say that this is one of the best i ever seen.

Donna Shaw avatar
Donna Shaw

Casey Beck at his best! I would certainly recommend this film to anyone and it boasts an excellent soundtrack. Go see the film and go buy the soundtrack. They are too good to be missed.

Anthony O. avatar
Anthony O.

I really enjoyed this movie from beginning to end.

Karen Jordan avatar
Karen Jordan

One of my new favorite films.

Ronald avatar

I'm very pleased with my purchase.

Jennifer avatar

This is an excellent movie

Benjamin G. avatar
Benjamin G.

It's a great movie I give it 10 out of 10

Catherine Young avatar
Catherine Young

Well done and very surprising! Highly recommend it!

Tiffany Lopez avatar
Tiffany Lopez

Saw the movie.. again and again. Besides the fact that the script is great, the actors are at their best.