This short film is perfect for today’s tricky combination of family and technology, creating the need for real-time communication vs.
the desire to participate in social media.
Created by writer and filmmaker named Matthew Abeler, “Pass The Salt” is a “video short about technology and relationships… don’t text at the table kiddos!” as Matthew says in the YouTube description.
Here, we meet a mom, dad, and two teenage boys who sit down together for a family dinner. When his sons are too busy texting on their cell phones at the dinner table to engage in actual conversation and hear what dear ‘ol Dad has to say, the patriarch of the family has a reaction that’s too hilarious to miss.
Not even Mom can keep it together, and she doesn’t even utter a word!
The hilarious yet poignant film won the Best Comedy Award at the 2014 Five16 Film Festival, and people all over the world have related to its humor and its message. In fact, it has nearly 14 million views! One YouTube commenter says is best: “Thanks for such a humorous and smiling way to get the point across.”
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