Title: PENANCE (COME BACK)
A young business man, after drinking with his friends, accidentally strikes a little girl who is on her way home from school. She is seriously injured, and as a result, in danger of being paralyzed. The film proceeds to trace the attempts of the man to convince himself and others that because he was cleared by the police, he is not responsible for her condition. Tormented by remorse, he finally realizes that his impatience and carelessness make him morally, if not legally, responsible. After a confrontation with her parents, he finally meets the little girl, and because of her immediate understanding and forgiveness ("You hurt too," she says), finds - possibly for the first time in his life, a meaningful peace.
Media ID: 11049
Length: 15 Min.
Level: JH, SH, A
Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult