Screenagers

It's a MUST SEE for anyone with kids in their lives! - Martha Adams, Chief Creative Officer for Girls Rising

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Documentary

70mins

2017

DELANEY RUSTON

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synopsis

Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that with her own kids and learned that the average kid spends 6.5 hours a day looking at screens. She wondered about the impact of all this time and about the friction occurring in homes and schools around negotiating screen time—friction she knew all too well.

In SCREENAGERS, as with her award-winning documentaries on mental health, Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can
empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and to offer parents proven solutions that work.

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crew:

DELANEY RUSTON, MD - Writer/Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor; LISA TABB - Producer/Executive Producer; SCILLA ANDREEN - Producer/Executive Producer; KARIN GORNICK - Executive Producer; ERIC DUGGER - Editor; GEOFF SCHAAF - Cinematographer; PAUL BRILL - Composer

fan quotes:

Uplifting documentary that encourages families to talk together... to improve the health and well-being of our children, ourselves and our communities." - Carolyn H., Chair, Ensworth Parent Education Committee

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