He Abandons His Mother’s Religion To Discover His True Beliefs

 

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Joseph is lost. As a 20 year old, he struggles to reconcile his Christian beliefs with his mother’s Buddhist tradition. This is clear when he refuses to pray to offer a joss stick to Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy.

Joshua’s friends come over for a meal. As they say grace, Joseph’s mother’s looks on, confused at what is going on.

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They head to Joshua’s room to pray. When Joshua uncovers his secret box of Guns N’ Roses CD’s, he’s told to repent because “it’s the right thing to do”.

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In the end, he is given a choice: he can either stick to his mother’s tradition, or renounce her beliefs in order to find his own.

Watch ‘Severance’ by Michael Tay (Singapore) on Viddsee:

‘Severance’ is part of our Jogja-NETPAC Asian Film Festival channel on Viddsee.

It screened in Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and was nominated for the Silver Screen Awards at the Singapore International Film Festival.

Here’s another look at personal and conflicting faiths. Watch this Indonesian drama ‘CINta’ (Love) on Viddsee

 

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