** FOLLOWING TEXT WRITTEN IN FULL BY JOURNALIST DAVID KUSUMOTO (San Diego, California, USA) and APPROVED FOR POSTING BY THE PRODUCERS OF THIS VIDEO. ** In the United Kingdom, a graphic public service film depicting the ravages of using cell phones in cars has spread virally on the Internet.
** The four-minute sequence involves British student actors and crews -- and is part of a larger 30-minute drama produced and directed by Peter Watkins-Hughes -- an award winning former BBC producer who is also a lecturer for the Documentary Film & Television department at the Newport School of Art, Media and Design in Wales. This drama was made for -- and with -- the Gwent Police Department, located approximately 150 miles west of London.
** WARNING the graphic clip is professionally staged -- but does a fine job hammering its message home. In my view, it should be seen by every parent -- and imported/licensed for broadcast or school use throughout the United States from Messrs. Micklewright or Watkins-Hughes. Visit their news channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/richardjonm.