Bridging the Gap: A Birthday Message

Running time: 2:20

Technology impacts us all on a daily basis, often in ways that we are unaware of. One way that technology has impacted us is its capability to close distances between friends and family. The young woman who created “Travis’s Birthday” lives in Canada, while Travis, her brother, lives in Jamaica. When Travis’s birthday approached, the filmmaker thought she would use her time at Through the Lens to create a digital message for her brother. While making this short video message the filmmaker talked about how technology and the internet made the physical distance between her and her sibling more bearable. For those of us with family and friends all over the world, the sentiment behind this video is one we can relate to.