December 04, 2013
"From One Second To The Next" — Werner Herzog's new film about texting while driving might well save someone's life (if they're not watching it while driving...)
From the YouTube caption:
Acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog wants to bring an end to the scourge of texting while driving once and for all — and he just might do it.
In a powerful 35-minute public service announcement entitled From "One Second to the Next," Herzog hauntingly and painfully documents the tragic testimonies of individuals who have shattered lives — and have had their lives shattered — as a direct result of texting and driving.
The project, part of AT&T's "It Can Wait" campaign, was distributed yesterday [August 8, 2013] to over 40,000 high schools across the country.
"There's a completely new culture out there," Herzog told the Associated Press. "I'm not a participant of texting and driving — or texting at all — but I see there's something going on in civilization which is coming with great vehemence at us."
If I have any kind of forum or pulpit — such as a classroom, or morning rounds, or a meeting — I'm gonna bag what I intended to present and force people in attendance to watch this film.
Insisting first that all phones, tablets, and computers be turned off — not airplane mode, off — before the movie starts.
And if I see anyone surreptitiously trying to use an electronic device while the film is playing, I'm immediately stopping it, turning on the lights, and ending the session.
[via Jeri Dansky]
December 4, 2013 at 12:01 PM | Permalink
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That was the hardest video to watch all the way thru.
Since I taught myself to buckle-up ALWAYS,
and I don't text and drive,
I hope I'm smart enough to stop taking and making calls also.
Posted by: Joe Peach | Dec 4, 2013 6:15:07 PM