Title

The Quiet World

Lead Author Major

English

Format

Student Film Festival

Faculty Mentor Name

Patti McCarthy

Faculty Mentor Department

Film Studies

Abstract/Artist Statement

How many times have you wished you did or didn’t say something? A status on Twitter can be 140 characters, but what if our lives were really limited like that? Would we think more carefully about what we say or resort behind digital screens to do the ‘talking’ for us? In The Quiet World each individual is only allowed to speak 140 words per day in an effort to get people to choose their words more carefully and be more sincere. The short film follows Emily; though primarily silent throughout the film, at the end of the day, silence is all she can receive from her long-distance lover. This film is purposed to provoke individuals to think about the effect and effectiveness of their words, or omission of words entirely, beforehand.

Location

Janet Leigh Theatre

Start Date

10-5-2020 7:00 PM

End Date

10-5-2020 10:00 PM

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The Quiet World

Janet Leigh Theatre

How many times have you wished you did or didn’t say something? A status on Twitter can be 140 characters, but what if our lives were really limited like that? Would we think more carefully about what we say or resort behind digital screens to do the ‘talking’ for us? In The Quiet World each individual is only allowed to speak 140 words per day in an effort to get people to choose their words more carefully and be more sincere. The short film follows Emily; though primarily silent throughout the film, at the end of the day, silence is all she can receive from her long-distance lover. This film is purposed to provoke individuals to think about the effect and effectiveness of their words, or omission of words entirely, beforehand.