Corporate sponsorship. Public service announcement. These are terms that would not seem to go hand-in-hand with great art. Yet consider this half-hour documentary on the dangers of text-messaging while driving, which AT&T commissioned legendary Oscar-nominated filmmaker Werner Herzog to direct. “From One Second to the Next” is a well-made, heartbreaking piece that allows some glimmers of the power of forgiveness.
ELSEWHERE: Tragic Texts, Tragic Art
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Geoffrey Reiter is Assistant Professor of English at the Baptist College of Florida. He holds a B.A. in English from Nyack College and a Ph.D. in English from Baylor University, along with an M.A. in Church History from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.