The short film Identity tries to illustrate the nature in which every person has their own hidden identity which is depicted by the mask(s) they wear. In one group, one can show a particular mask/side of their character which suits the scenario. In another instance, an individual can wear and show a different mask that conforms to a particular scenario. This triggers the questions of identity in that, who are we really? How certain can you be of the person you or present is the real one? Is there a possibility of another person to arise? The limit to which our identity depends on the experiences and exposure to different realities.
The objective of the film is met through the use of two particular scenarios that depict the nature of identity we display. In the film, the teacher is shown to explain the allegory of the caveman – in which through the darkness of the cave – the man remains to be a save (Adames 2012). But on the exposure to the light realizes that there is a whole new and bright world with unlimited potential. So, triggers the question on the mask won by the man in the cave and the one who is exposed to the light. In the game of Chess, the Bishop and King/Queen serve as the ruling class – the elite in power who misuse the pons. The mask worn by either depends on the situation they are in with the potential to transform and change should the realities be different.
Therefore, the experience proves to be of profound value in asserting the identities of individuals depends on the exposure and capacity to attain different things. The change, in reality, allows one to change accordingly and represent a different mask/identity.