Before he was known as the creator of the Star Wars universe (and a director and producer of a bunch of fantastic films, aside), George Lucas was just another humble film school student. His 1965 short film, Freiheit, follows a student’s attempt to escape to freedom. This student (Randal Kleiser) tries to run across the Berlin border from East to West Germany, but ends up being shot in the chest and side gut and is mortally wounded. While he dies, he thinks about dying for freedom. (Credit: Wikipedia)
H/T: Dangerous Minds.