A Little Girl’s Life is Ruined One Second at a Time In This Fantastic Short Film

Most Shocking Second a Day Video

Why Watch? This awareness ad from Save the Children has been making the rounds, and rightfully so. It’s a stellar, concise flash of storytelling that shows a year in the life of a young girl as it’s ripped out of normalcy.

It’s also amazing for subverting the empty-headed second-a-day video meme that typically does nothing except for profoundly showing that time moves forward along with hairstyle changes. Right down to the title (Most Shocking Second a Day Video), it uses the language of viral content to hook an audience that then receives a deeper message.

What Will It Cost? About 2 minutes.

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A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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