‘Play Again’ Film screening – January 2013

play againA screening of the award-winning documentary ‘Play Again’ will take place in The Cottage Bar, Lower Salthill on Monday 28th January starting at 8pm. All welcome!
http://playagainfilm.com/

ABOUT THE FILM
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? 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 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.

WINNER OF 11 AWARDS!

* BEST EDUCATIONAL FILM, Ecofilm, Prague 2010
* JURY AWARD for Best Documentary, FICMA, Barcelona 2010
* BEST OF FEST, Colorado Environmental Film Festival 2010
* GOLDEN ACE AWARD, Las Vegas Film Festival, 2010
* YOUTH IN FOCUS, Princeton Environmental Film Festival 2011
* HONORABLE MENTION, Columbus International Film Festival, 2011
* MICKIE EDWARDSON AWARD, Cinema Verde 2011
* AUDIENCE AWARD, Portland Women’s Festival 2011
* AUDIENCE AWARD, Santa Cruz Film Festival 2011
* TAINA AWARD, Film Ambiente, Brazil 2011
* MOST THOUGHT PROVOKING, Waimea Oceans Film Fest, 2012

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