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Melinda and the Moth

10 minutes

Inspired by the iconic image of the Abu Ghraib torture victim, Melinda and the Moth has been produced in 2009 in Baltimore and Seattle.

Melinda wants an A for her science project, and to earn that she plans a torture experiment on a Mesopotamian Tiger Moth. The moth protests and tries to dissuade Melinda from torturing him. The moth tries many tactics to no avail, and then he chooses to forgive Melinda. The power of his forgiveness empowers Melinda to choose a different path.


  • Melinda, female, 16-25

  • Moth, male, any age

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