Imagine; yet another genocide attempt suffered.
October 29, 2016
“Extinction”, the new short film by Dylan Ramsey, takes place in a possible future where all Muslims in America have been exterminated. Imagine; yet another genocide attempt suffered. Only this time it appears to have been accomplished successfully.
Again we are asked, “How can man assume to destroy creation?” As Ramsey spins a tale of this failure, the time wasted brought on by pre-judging an individual or a people, and the false assumption of the privileged right to rule, it would seem that man can not.
“Extinction” begins simply on a quiet farm where a grandmother ( sally Kirkland), daughter (Nicole Steinwedell), and granddaughter ( Aislinn Plair), live peacefully with the aid of a kind and helpful farm hand. When the daughter accidentally finds evidence that the farm hand is muslim, Ramsey’s story quickly catches fire. One may think at first this rush to judgement is warranted or that the actions to follow would never “really” happen in our society. But as is known, the current world atmosphere reflects a similar possible truth.
“Extinction” reminds us that the attempt to exterminate a culture or race of people is all too common for humankind. The rapid escalation of judgment in all former cases have caused needless tragedy and long lasting pain. Here we are treated to a glimpse, once again, of what intolerance and lack of understanding can cause. The notion that we can rid ourselves of those who are different is perhaps man’s worst character downfall, even though in the end, we continue to find that the diversity of nature always wins.
In one scene the translation of a Muslim prayer is seen in subtitles, and immediately the heart softens. Dylan plays Adam as a sacrificial lamb for peace and renewal. He says, ” God and Faith will prevail. You did anything to bury me, but you forgot that I was a seed.” a quote from― Dinos Christianopoulos
“Extinction” leaves us with this thought. Whether your belief is in world government or faith-based divisions, we are reminded that America was built upon the rights of each other to practice freely a devotion to God. The responsibility, when facing economic/religious wars causing terror to run amok, may lay in the time taken to use discernment before judgment.
“Extinction” is directed by Iram Parveen Bilal and stars Dylan Ramsey, Oscar nominee Sally Kirkland, Mathew St. Patrick (Six Feet Under), Nicole Steinwedell, Brennan Kelleher, and Aislinn Plair. Running time: 16:33 http://www.extinctionthemovie.com/
…the United States has absolutely no choice but to close down mosques where some bad things are happening.”
— Donald Trump, Hannity FOX News Channel (11/17/15)
Increased surveillance and warrant less searches?
Trump’s response: “Yes, he would consider a series of drastic measures.”
— Yahoo! News
Open to requiring Muslims in the United States to register in a database?
Trump’s response: “would certainly implement that — absolutely.”
— NBC News
“Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States…”
— Press Release, Trump Campaign (12/07/15)
During the Primaries, when GOP Presidential Nominee Donald J. Trump introduced his planned policies targeting Muslims, Dylan Ramsey shared the same feelings of disbelief, anger and fear expressed by millions of other Americans. Inspired by the legacy of The Group Theatre during the ’30s, Ramsey was compelled to write the screenplay for Extinction which takes place 60 years from now and introduces, “Adam,” The Last Muslim on Earth who has managed to survive despite the widespread Islamophobia and hate of Muslims happening today.