The Face Of The Devil is a short documentary film that investigates the true identity of the devil and how this relates to human nature.
The devil has become ingrained in cultures around the world through language, literature, art, music and festivals, transcending religion as a general personification of evil. Although the devil has gone through various incarnations, the most enduring image is probably that of a red coloured horned creature, half man, half goat, with a long tail and a pitch fork.
This documentary asks the following questions:
- Where has this image come from, and how accurate is it a reflection of who the devil really is?
- Why has the devil become so objectified, and what does this reveal about us?
- What role does the devil play in our understanding of who we are and our personal development?
Through exploring these questions, this documentary aims to uncover the real face of the devil. It will feature vox pops and interviews with experts in the fields of history, psychology and religion to provide a deeper insight into a figure that, like a modern pop icon, may be better known for his image than his true identity.
The documentary will be written and produced by Menno Kuijper. It will be released at the end of January 2012.