03/13/2014 04:18 pm ET Updated Mar 13, 2014

'Walking Contest' Makes Us Face Life Questions Like, 'What Is Human Connection?' And Stuff

We've all experienced it -- you know, that awkward moment when you're on the street, walking next to a stranger, going the same pace, same footing, same direction.

What do you do in that situation? Do you turn it into a competition? Who can walk faster? Look busier? More important?

In this short film directed by Vania Heymann and starring Daniel Koren, we are faced with the larger question of why this moment feels so awkward to us anyway.

What is it about basic human connection that make us feel uncomfortable? Perhaps we should all just slow down and take a moment to appreciate walking next to someone. Maybe we have something in common with them because if nothing else, we share direction.


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