The Last 15 Seconds

About The Last 15 Seconds

This project explores the topic of terrorism starting with the tragic death of Syrian-American filmmaker Mustapha Akkad and his daughter Rima during a series of co-ordinated attacks that hit three prominent hotels in the Jordanian capital Amman in 2005. Akkad is the director of two major films both starring Anthony Quinn, The message: the Story of Islam (1976) and Lion of the Desert (1982). Akkad saw these films as a way to bridge the gap between the Western and Islamic world. He was also the producer of the Halloween film series.

The work constructs an imagined physical and verbal dialogue between Mustapha Akkad and Rawad Jassem Mohammad Abed, the suicide bomber who carried the explosion that killed Akkad. The work also looks at the imagined lives and memories of both the victim and his killer at the time of the explosion.

Majdi Bou-Matar
Gary Kirkham
Rob Ring
Nick Storring
Trevor Copp
Anne-Marie Donovan
Nada Humsi
Pam Patel
Alan K. Sapp

Productions of this Show

The Last 15 Seconds in Kitchener, Ontario

Date(s): 
Tue, Nov 27, 2018 - 6:30 pm
Box Office Information
Tickets: 
$75 / $120 for pairs (tax receipts available on request)
Box Office Phone: 
519.585.7763

The Last 15 Seconds

The Last 15 Seconds was surely a milestone for MT Space - the co-created production toured Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon and more, picking up critical acclaim and praise for its novel theatricality and visionary storytelling. 

This November 27th, 2018, MT Space will bring The Last 15 Seconds back to Kitchener-Waterloo for the first time in over five years as part of a fundraiser for our 2018 - 2019 season. We hope you'll join us!