I Survived An Accident
I Survived an Accident follows the life of Elise, a victim of an accident that claimed the life of her best friend and seriously injured 3 others, except told from the point of view of the “criminal”. Despite investigations proving Elise’s relative innocence, she finds it hard to shed the label slapped on her by netizens out for her blood and to move on with her life.
A Viddsee Original Production
Various incidences in 2019 made evident to me the power of the internet and the negative side effects of giving people a platform to voice their opinions. Instances of disseminating a persons personal information and encouraging fellow netizens to engage in cyber-bully was so rampant, that Singapore had to enact a new doxxing law prohibiting disseminating someone else’s personal information online.
Personally, I was for this law. Information is spread so quickly, and we are so quick to share this information and pass judgement, without verifying the facts or waiting for the full story. Our sense of justice drives us to voice our disapproval and to punish these transgressors in our own ways. We argue it is for the greater good, because their victims deserve justice, because people deserve to know about the “criminals” that coexist with us in society.
But how much punishment is enough? If the offence has been dealt with by the law, do thee people really deserve a “life-time” social punishment?