CONNECTED Home Discussion Kit
“Examining everything from the Big Bang to twitter…Incredibly engaging!” - The New York Times
Have you ever faked a restroom trip to check your email? Slept with your laptop? Or become so overwhelmed that you just unplugged from it all? In this funny, eye-opening, and inspiring film, Director Tiffany Shlain takes audiences on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride to discover what it means to be connected in the 21st century. From founding The Webby Awards to being a passionate advocate for The National Day of Unplugging, Her love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life…and our interconnected future. Equal parts documentary and memoir, the film unfolds during a year in which technology and science literally become a matter of life and death for the director. As Shlain’s father battles brain cancer and she confronts a high-risk pregnancy, her very understanding of connection is challenged. Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large. A personal film with universal relevance, “Connected” explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.
This highly acclaimed feature documentary film, premiered at Sundance in 2011 and was selected by the U.S. State Department to represent American Filmmaking in embassies around the world for the 2012 American Film Showcase. Along with this the film has received 17 awards and distinctions including The Disruptive Innovation Award from The Tribeca Film Festival as well as completed its theatrical tour in 11 U.S cities with extended runs in 5 cities including New York, San Francisco, Seattle.
The Home Discussion kit includes:
- “Connected” DVD (80min)
- Two award-winning short films: “A Declaration of Interdependence” and “Yelp: With Apologies to Allen Ginsberg’s Howl”
- Deck of conversation cards (with graphics, quotes, and thought experiments from the film)
- 100 page Companion Book, A Complete Guide to the Universe and Everything in it (Condensed Version)
*This product does not include a public screening license, and may only be shown in private homes to non-paying audiences. Check out the “CONNECTED Educator’s Edition” and “Public Screening License” for pricing and information.
IMPORTANT: In order to protect from copyright infringement and illegal copying we do not accept returns of this item.