The Force of the Horse

Documentary: Texting & Driving – It Can Wait

Produced by Werner Herzog

From One Second To The Next

“Straight from the Horses Heart has been here, for years, to speak to the issues of the American equine be it the bloody slaughter issue or the mismanagement of our wild horses and burros by the BLM.  But every now and then there is something that passes across my desk that I am compelled to share with our thousands of readers and this video documentary is something that all individuals that carry their smart phones next to thier heart need to see and also need to share.  Each and everyone of you is a very special light in this universe of life and we need ALL of you alive and kicking to make a difference in this world so please, take a few moments and give this documentary your kind consideration, thanks and keep the faith.” ~ R.T.

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Acclaimed German documentarian and filmmaker Werner Herzog has teamed up with AT&T to create a haunting poetic anti texting-and-driving PSA aimed at high school kids.

The 35-minute documentary is part of AT&T’s It Can Wait campaign and will be distributed to more than 40,000 high schools in time for the school year.

From One Second To The Next is not intended to be easy viewing, in fact it—successfully—attempts to be an emotional punch to the gut. The film features unflinching interviews with not only the victims, but family members, police, and perpetrators recounting horrible accidents (as well as the aftermath) in silent stony detail.

The 70-year-old director may seem an odd choice for a problem that is so associated with youth culture. While he says that he is doesn’t participate in texting while driving—or even in texting—he saw that “there’s something going on in civilization which is coming with great vehemence at us.”

Texting while driving has now surpassed drinking while driving as the top cause of teen driving deaths, resulting in some 3,000 deaths a year and 300,000 injuries.

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