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Disconnected (2010) – FULL MOVIE [ By F.C.Rabbath ]

In a word with you, Analyst talk, Films on May 31, 2011 at 4:57 pm

Disconnect, a gripping short film by Rabbath

Aronite Thinking has nothing more to add than this reviewer, except that the ‘Preacher’ or Morality and Organised Religion itself is today the most likely singular ‘cause’ of such Apocalyptic world making?
This is might be seen as yet another topic, or actually an oversight by the Movie maker-

Thus we have instead of Bush going incommunicado and an America in those hours as the Plane kept carshing on at other places like Pentagon, it is the people who get disconnected and in a Techno 9/11 where the bad guy is not an islamist but the Oil driller in Middle east- the subtle and stubborn Leftism not missed.

‘The Drill’ and the subsequent ‘Disconnect’ might be as grave as this daily drill of Religion and its questionable meta-moral politics and its counterpart- Political Correctness, something that happens all the time and seldom noticed as much as the causes of the Decay.

Dianna’s Review-

“The desperate circumstances and lack of communications breeds fear and violence in Fred Rabbath’s nightmarish apocalyptic post-world. Mikey sees his share of this fear, but nothing will stop him. Finally, he comes home again, only to discover the tragic results of the seeds he has sown in fear and desperation. The violence he commits in the name of survival reaches much, much farther than he intends.

Fred Rabbath’s story holds many parallels to other literature-as-parable works, particularly with the story of The Lord of the Flies by William Golding. Even the name of the main character, Mikey, evokes an image of a child, like the children lost on the island who must survive. Mikey does his best in a terrible situation, without realizing where the actions of his darker nature will lead him. He, like Ralph in Lord of the Flies, ends sobbing “- great shuddering spasms of grief that seemed to wrench his whole body” over what has happened.

While such a scenario playing itself out in real life would be very unlikely, Fred Rabbath does manage to raise many disturbing questions: Is such a “kill switch” possible? How prepared are we to lose our cell phones and other communication devices that we have come to rely on so heavily? What would happen to a society where basic trust in government and each other is lost? Are we truly moving in such a direction as this?

“Disconnected” is a mini-Lord of the Flies for a society ever dependent on technology for survival and communication. It is also, in a sense, a remake of the children’s story “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” from the villager’s perspective. It’s a high-concept film that shouldn’t be able to be made on less than someone would spend on a cellphone every month.

Yet, Fred Rabbath has done it…yet again.”

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Published by Dianna Zaragoza

Aronite thinking likewise.

Obama visits Tornado hit Joplin, Space Shuttle Returning earth, Cuba’s doting old Revolutionaries

In Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports, Nature and Environment on May 30, 2011 at 6:24 pm

Obama visits Joplin

Obama visits tornado struck Joplin

From: Euronews | May 30, 2011 | 38 views

Barack Obama has visited the obliterated Missouri town of Joplin where one week ago America’s worst tornado in decades left more than 140 people dead.

Shuttle Endeavour leaves ISS for the last time

From: Euronews | May 30, 2011 | 51 views

The US shuttle Endeavour has undocked from the International Space station for the last time before heading back to Earth. The shuttle is scheduled to land on Wednesday.

It is almost the end of an era. Atlantis will carry out NASA’s last shuttle flight in July, bringing the 30-year-old programme

Cuba’s leadership advances in years

From: Euronews | May 30, 2011 | 32 views

Cuba’s President Raul Castro becomes an octogenarian this week like his older brother Fidel. He is already 84.

Although last April Raul launched a modernising package of reforms for the communist-run island, Cuba’s leadership remains a touch elderly. Raul has two deputies the same age as himself….

Videos-Yoga for Indian soldiers, Volunteers rush from across America to help Tornado hit Joplin

In a word with you, Adventure, hinduism news, Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports, Nature and Environment, Space and Science on May 29, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Indian Soldiers are taking to yoga for busting stress

Thousands of Volunteers Aid in Joplin Clean-up

From: AssociatedPress | May 29, 2011 | 304 views

An army of volunteers has gathered in Joplin, Missouri to aid in the clean-up effort following last Sunday’s deadly tornado. The city has raised the death toll to at least 139, and state officials say that about 100 people are still missing. (May 28)

Yoga for Indian soldiers

From: AlJazeeraEnglish | May 28, 2011 | 922 views

Yoga classes are being offered to Indian soldiers serving in Kashmir in an attempt to reduce their stress levels. Conflict between Kashmiris and the Indian forces regularly result in street fighting and high stress levels. Yoga may be the solution.

Raw Video: Crew Bids Farewell to Space Station

From: AssociatedPress | May 29, 2011 | 291 views

The astronauts on NASA’s next-to-last shuttle flight floated out of the International Space Station on Sunday and then closed the hatch behind them, after one final round of warm wishes and embraces. (May 29)

Renaming Village Serbs rally behind Mladic, Arabs gang up at UN claiming East Jerusalem and Palestinian State

In a word with you, Global terror, Human Rights, Israel and Jews, Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports on May 29, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Palestinians were promised a gang up of Arab league demanding East Jerusalemat UN

Conflicting feelings over Mladic arrest
Uploaded by Euronews on May 29, 2011
The arrest of Ratko Mladic has revived conflicting feelings in Serbia.

A candlelit vigil has been held for Mladic in the village of Lazarevo. The Bosnian Serb wartime general, 69, was found at a house in the village last Thursday. For the people living there, Mladic is a hero who fought for Serbia. They want to change their village’s name to Mladicevo.

Arab leaders seek UN-backed Palestine

From: Euronews | May 29, 2011 | 152 views

The Arab League voted on Saturday to seek full UN membership for a Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

The proposed state would have East Jerusalem as its capital.

Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, told the meeting of Arab leaders in the Qatari capital of Doha that the opposition of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left them with no other option.

Iraqi refugees leave Syria for home

From: AlJazeeraEnglish | May 29, 2011 | 301 views

For more than a million Iraqis who escaped the violence in their country after the 2003 US invasion, Syria was a safe destination.

But now, as the security situation in that country worsens, many are going back to Iraq to face an uncertain future.

Al Jazeera’s Omar Al Saleh has the story of one such family

Videos-Serb anger over Mladic Witch hunt, Nepalese demand Constituition, IAEA inspecting Japan’s Reactors

In a word with you, Crime and human story, Japan Apocalypse, Live Stream Videos-Latest Reports, Restoring Hindu Nepal on May 29, 2011 at 2:25 am

Serbs are organising a Protest on Mladic's Extredition and Trial at the Hague.

Serbian radicals plan pro-Mladic protests

From: Euronews | May 28, 2011 | 163 views

Belgrade is bracing itself for a protest against the arrest of Ratko Mladic and his planned extradition to face genocide charges in the Hague.

His lawyer and family have until Monday to launch an appeal against the judges decision to move him to The Netherlands.

Maldic’s legal team claim the man is too frail to stand trial after 15 years on the run.

His son Darko says his father is simply not mentally fit enough for the ordeal:

“We are convinced that he has certain medical difficulties concerning his ability to recognise his situation.”

Uploaded by Euronews on May 28, 2011

A team of foreign inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency are on a 10-day visit to Japan as the country continues to deal with problems related to the Fukushima nuclear plant.

They are on a fact-finding mission to see what lessons can be learned from the world’s worst atomic accident since Chernobyl.

IAEA inspection of Japan Reactor Meltdowns

Peru: Aymaras protest transnational mining company

From: AlJazeeraEnglish | May 27, 2011 | 848 views

After weeks of peaceful protests, demonstrators, outnumbering police, have targeted buildings and set cars on fire in southeast Peru, where the government is allowing a Canadian firm to open a silver mine.

Al Jazeera’s Craig Mauro reports from Peru.

Nepal misses new constitution deadline

From: AlJazeeraEnglish | May 27, 2011 | 1,122 views

Nepal may be without a government in the coming hours, with its de-facto parliament due to be dissolved.

However, the Constituent Assembly has failed to meet a Saturday deadline to deliver a new constitution.

It’s the latest political crisis for the Himalayan nation, where a bloody Maoist insurgency ended five years ago, with high hopes for a democratic future.

Al Jazeera’s Subina Shrestha reports from the capital Kathmandu.

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