Hamo Djoboulian as Abraham Lincoln, Sandy Hook Elementary School. 10 Commandments, Lincoln Commandement 6 – You Shall Not Murder. July 2019. The narrative seeks to examine the socio-political makeup of America through its political icons - the presidential figures that mark the most notable and controversial chapters in American history, further contextualized by a contemporary backdrop, and assigned one of the Ten Commandments. The second amendment to the constitution allows access to guns in America and has placed weapons into the hands of the disgruntled and mentally ill.
Children and innocents are regularly targeted in mass shootings such as the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in 2012. Lincoln led the Union into the Civil War to preserve the nation and end slavery. He was assassinated just five days after the Confederate armies surrendered. Themes: Violence, Despair, Mental Illness.