WATCH: Short Film ‘Noah,’ Set Entirely on a Desktop, Embarrasses Modern Attention Spans

2 years ago

Noah is a 17-minute short film from the minds of first-time directors Walter Woodman & Patrick Cederberg that takes place entirely on a computer screen.

As the film’s titular character rapidly tabs from Facebook to Skype to (you guessed it) porn, the film holds a mirror up to a society that seems ironically disconnected by the technology meant to bring people together.

The film was an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), at which the filmmakers talked about what motivated them to make a film that doesn’t leave the desktop. One point filmmakers wanted to get across were the pros and cons of technology — specifically social media.

Woodman talked to freelance reporter Katie Uhlmann at TIFF and said that “[social media]’s a good way to connect with people, but with every tool: You can use it for good, or you can use it for bad.”

See the whole thing for yourself:

RYOT NOTE: Noah is an incisive commentary on our social activity, but it also casts a light on our physical inactivity. Shape Up America is educating the public on the importance of the achievement and maintenance of a healthy body weight through the adoption of increased physical activity and healthy eating. Click the gray box beside this story to get informed, get active and Become the News!

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