The short film “Disconnected” tells the story of an immigrant father’s struggle with the hardship of being apart from his family. The father, who is a shoe cleaner on the street, receives a postcard from his daughter informing him that his wife has died due to illness. The news devastates the father and he is overcome with grief and regret for not being able to be there for his wife in her last moments. The film speaks to the difficulty of being an immigrant, the tragedy of being separated from one’s family, and the pain of loss. Through this story, the audience is reminded of the importance of family and the fragility of life. Ultimately, the film serves as a reminder that we must cherish the moments we have with our loved ones and never take them for granted.
Directed by Azra Savasan (Turkey)