Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A New Film Asks: What Are the Consequences of a Childhood Removed From Nature?

In this hyper-media saturated digital-age that tweens come of age in, we are all plugged-in to an astonishing degree. Now more than ever, technology permeates childhood at earlier and earlier ages - and that's often a good thing. "Play Again" is a new independent documentary that explores the consequences of trading screen-time for scene-time (outdoors). The crew follows six teenagers who, like the “average American child,” spend five to fifteen hours a day behind screens. The filmmakers unplug these teens and take them on their first wilderness adventure – no electricity, no cell phone coverage, no virtual reality. We've not yet seen the film (we missed it when it came on DC for the Environmental Film Festival) - have you seen it? What did you think? Especially after "Race to Nowhere", we're excited to catch this screening the next time it's in DC.

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1 comment:

Bethany Muriel said...

Hello! I love your blog! I read it all day! I have a little problems. My tween has become infatuated with Victoria Secret. She says that girls her age (14) love to wear it, and now she wants me to take her to buy a fancy lace bras and panties! She also says that some girls her age wear (here is the kicker) THONGS ?!?!?! My daughter just wearing a BRA and now she wants to wear Victoria's Secret ?!?!?! I know that you have a daughter that age, and was wondering if you could write a post addressing this issue, because it is a pretty pickle for me. Thank you love!

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