The War Prayer| 11mins
Director: Michael Goorjian | Producer: Noah Veneklasen & Marco Sanchez
Focus Years: 2007 | Country: United States
Outraged by American military intervention in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War, Mark Twain wrote a short story called â€œThe War Prayerâ€ in 1905. Harper's Bazaar magazine rejected the piece, as did Twain's own publisher. Even his family and friends feared it was sacrilegious, and the story remained unpublished until 1923, eighteen years after his death. More than a century later, this powerful work is as timely today as it was prescient in 1905.
"I don't think the prayer will be published in my time. None but the dead are permitted to tell the truth." -Mark Twain