In these days it is the independent film, not plagued by the gratuitous formulaic requirements of populous blockbusters, that really is able to convey the message of the filmmaker...the message of The Sensei is powerful and important. Instead of simple thoughts or cheap agenda laden shots, this film connects with all of us on both sides of the equation of prejudice, isolation, and defensive displacement.
An examination of the human condition in both its most repugnant and its most attractive aspects is delivered in a compelling combination of action, drama, mystery, and intrigue. There is something to hook the most undiscerning person and cause self-examination, repentance, and amendment of life.
I can still feel this film in my heart...it is filmed simply to draw the viewer in rather than hit them with shock and awe. Rather than escaping life into fantasy, this film takes us into the heart of all our lives...because we are all part bully and part victim.
When people go into film to make a difference, this is one film maker who has accomplished their dream.