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Film: Play Again
Date Tuesday May 24
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
909 12th Street, Sacramento
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorSacPeace
Emailsacpeace [at] dcn.org
Phone916-448-7157
Free Screening of Play Again

One generation from now most people in the U.S. will have spent more time in the virtual world than in nature. New media technologies have impacted our lives in countless ways, but what are we missing when we are behind screens? And how will this impact our children, our society, and eventually, our planet?

At a time when children play more behind screens than outside, PLAY AGAIN explores the changing balance between the virtual and natural worlds. Is our connection to nature disappearing down the digital rabbit hole?

This emotionally moving and humorous documentary follows six teenagers who, like the "average American child," spend five to fifteen hours a day behind screens. PLAY AGAIN unplugs these teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure - no electricity, no cell phone coverage, no virtual reality.

Through the voices of children and leading experts including journalist Richard Louv, sociologist Juliet Schor, environmental writer Bill McKibben, educators Diane Levin and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, neuroscientist Gary Small, parks advocate Charles Jordan, and geneticist David Suzuki, PLAY AGAIN investigates the consequences of a childhood removed from nature and encourages action for a sustainable future.

http://www.groundproductions.com/playagain/index.php

There will be refreshments and post-film discussion.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Apr 19th, 2011 12:41 PM
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