On: Digital Divide
So Near Yet So Far is a short film created to raise awareness of the digital divide, also what I deem as the true pandemic that is plaguing the world today. As technology advances, people are getting even more reliant on their mobile devices and social media. Using a taxi cab as the representation of the new life post-digital age, this short film illustrates isolation and segregation as a result of compulsive usage of mobile devices. Every single passenger in this film tells their own story, with the last one bringing about a unique twist to the plot. In this new age, you can’t really tell between family and strangers anymore.
The creative process of this project has been presented in the form of a newspaper, highlighting the emergence of the true pandemic — mobile devices and social isolation.