"One Hundredth of a Second"
Ένα συγκλονιστικό βίντεο.
Ένα εκατοστό του δευτερoλέπτου, σε χωρίζει από τον θάνατο ή την αναγνώριση κι όταν πρέπει να διαλέξουμε αν θα ενεργήσουμε με τη ψυχή ή με το μυαλό και τη λογική. Αν θα βοηθήσουμε τον άλλο ή θα κάνουμε καλά τη δουλειά μας. Και αν διαλέξουμε το μυαλό, η ψυχή εκδικείται με τις τύψεις. Για αυτό είμαστε άνθρωποι…
Το συγκεκριμένο βίντεο που δημοσιεύτηκε το Φεβρουάριο του 2012 δείχνει μια δημοσιογράφο - οπερατέρ, αυτόπτη μάρτυρα μιας δολοφονίας ενός μικρού παιδιού.
Το βίντεο δείχνει την αμφιταλάντευση της δημοσιογράφου ανάμεσα στο να κάνει τη δουλειά της, να καταγράψει δηλαδή την ωμότητα και τη βιαιότητα του πολέμου και την... ψυχή της που της λέει να βοηθήσει το παιδί που την κοιτά κατευθείαν μέσα στα μάτια, ζητώντας της βοήθεια.
Η πρωταγωνίστρια της ταινίας επιλέγει να μείνει αδρανής καταγράφοντας το έγκλημα για να καρπωθεί εκ των υστέρων τα εύσημα για την «πιστή» μεταφορά της συγκλονιστικής είδησης-μαρτυρίας.
Κάτι το οποίο και συμβαίνει, αφού αναδεικνύεται νικήτρια του σχετικού διαγωνισμού και αποσπά βραβείο για τη συγκεκριμένη της δουλειά.
Κατά τη διάρκεια της απονομής οι τύψεις νικούν, η πρωταγωνίστρια μεταφέρεται ξανά στο πεδίο του πολέμου και ζει ξανά τη σκηνή εκείνη που κλήθηκε να διαλέξει ανάμεσα στην καρδιά και στο μυαλό.(από το ''αντικλείδι")
Το στόρυ της μικρής ταινίας (5:21") έχει ως εξής:
Kate is an ambitious photojournalist. Caught in a shoot-out in an Eastern European war zone, Kate spots a young girl running through the chaos. Intrigued, she follows the Girl, photographing as she goes. The Girl accidentally encounters a Gunman who interrogates her, pressing his AK-47 to her head. Kate photographs the terrified Girl and is horrified when the Girl makes eye contact with her, pleading to Kate for help. But Kate is too engrossed in her photography. She takes picture after picture as the girl is shot in front of her. Kate's work is nominated for the New Photographer of the Year Award. At the ceremony, when her photograph wins the top prize, Kate finds herself haunted by the memories of the Girl. Seeing the image projected onto a screen, Kate runs out without collecting her award, leaving the audience staring at the brutal photograph of the dead Girl.
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I don't understand how people see this kind of short films and comment under the video like: "they create more drama", "this is propaganda" etc. Yes maybe you don't live there and you haven't seen a war but it doesn't mean this doesn't happen. People die everyday sometimes even worse things happen to them like they get raped or tortured. And yes you don't want to see the truth but Western countries and America just looks at the photos and say "yeah this photo looks dramatic let's give it an award." I don't blame people who live in the western countries or in America I just blame the government who has the power to stop the war but doesn't stop the war or do anything to make it slow down.
Yeah, I get the message. Horrible things are happening in the world, and western countries are looking at them as though through a bulletproof glass, never truly relating. Sure. But a concert hall full of people who smile and applaud looking at a full frontal photo of a girl who was headshot? Really? Do they all have Asperger syndrome, or something? What a cheap way to create extra drama.
TinyShaman Let me tell you that having Asperger isn´t a liability for any person with moral values and HONOUR to understand or proof how disgusting, something like this is. I have Asperger, and I can tell you for sure I wouldn´t stay in cold-hearted awe before a picture like this... Maybe I´m wrong, true, or maybe Aspergers aren´t monsters as you claim us to be.
Edmond Dàntes I see what you are saying. But I'm not trying to make people with Asperger seem like monsters. A person whose social cues recognition is confused because of Asperger is no more a monster than a person who swells violently after eating shrimps because of allergy. It's just the way some people are.
The idea of the OP wasn't that the audience is bad, or horrible, or monstrous. The whole point of my comment was that the situation is stunningly absurd: people are supposed to applaud the winner, which they do, despite a singularly disgusting and upsetting image staring them right in the face. And the main character is THE ONLY ONE who has any reservations about clapping cheerfully. Again, I'm not attaching any judgement to what the audience was doing in the film. Their motivation is unclear, and falls squarely into the category "because the director said so". Actual audiences are known to behave quite differently in similarly confusing situations.
That being said, I'm not a trained psychiatrist, and my use of the term "Asperger syndrome" might be misguided. The assumption was that people with Asperger have difficulty, sometimes severe, in determining the course of action in social context. And even more so when some kind of clash between messages, feelings, and non-verbal cues take place. But, again, I may be wrong, either in general understanding, or in details. In any case, thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. It would also be nice if you responded by saying whether this explanation makes any sense to you, what constitutes, in your view, the main challenge for people with Asperger, and whether this term is applicable here at all.
I´m grateful for your explanation of your words. Truth has it, I didn´t have enough time to answer you until now and I apologize for it. I understand what you are saying, and I agree that the whole situation stands out of the ordinary.
I don´t actually observe audiences while watching movies, shows or BTS, but I can agree with you that this audience has behaved unnaturally.
I can agree that people with Asperger don´t know at least sometimes how to behave socially. I might have over reacted according to your intentions by speaking, or to the importance of this matter. The main challenge for people with Asperger(at least in my opinion), it´s to recognize themselves as people with such syndrome, to be able to evolve beyond their limitations. Asperger(according to my mindset) isn´t a term applicable, because that makes us different, and when someone knows it doesn´t walk by society´s standards, it tends to have more empathy with shocking situations, such as this. Please, accept my forgiveness for your bit misguided use of a simple word. In my opinion, you have explained yourself very nicely.
There are so many bad people in this evil and cold hearted world, that when good people know one another, they mustn´t be enemies or opponents, but friends.