Play Again - Documentary

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This Bullfrog Films documentary called Play Again, asks, "Is our connection to nature disappearing down the digital rabbit hole?" At a time when children play more behind screens than outside, Play Again explores the changing balance between the virtual and natural worlds. The documentary follows six teenagers who, like the average American child, spend five to 15 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.

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 improved our lives in countless ways. Information now appears with a click. Overseas friends are part of our daily lives. And even grandma loves Wii.

But what are we missing when we are behind screens? And how will this impact our children, our society, and eventually, our planet?

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.

DVD ISBN: 1-59458-973-9

Grade Level: 6-12, College, Adult

80 Minutes

Copyright Date: 2010

Bullfrog Films
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Natural Sciences
Outdoor Recreation
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All Minnesota
Outside Minnesota
80 min.
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Bullfrog Films
PO Box 149
Oley, PA 19547
tel: 800-543-3764 (US only)