At the Venice Film Festival 2016, Mel Gibson presented his new movie as Director – ‘Hacksaw Ridge’, which at its heart is the story of a man, who refused to carry a gun because of his beliefs. Nevertheless, that has not prevented him to become a HERO and be effective on the field of battle. The film received a 10 minute standing ovation from the audience of 1000.
Hacksaw Ridge is the true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who won the Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds. Doss was drafted and ostracized by fellow soldiers for his pacifist stance, but went on to earn respect and adoration for his bravery, selflessness and compassion after he risked his life – without firing a shot – to save 75 men in the Battle of Okinawa.