Screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and around the globe, this film powerfully links technology, our personal lives, and global connectedness. The film’s scope is staggering—exploring major issues of our time (human brain development, the environment, consumption, population growth, human rights, the global economy) and their relationship to media and technological development while weaving an intimate personal narrative. I love this film for its optimism, breadth, and ability to genuinely connect the personal and global, so if you haven’t seen it, please do!!
Connected has also recently been selected for the U.S. Department of State and the USC School of Cinematic Arts 2012 American Film Showcase.
Shlain’s dynamic work continues with many innovative projects including ongoing cloud-sourced, collaborative filmmaking through the Moxie Institute—
“The Moxie Institute has made a name for itself creating and distributing socially minded films in exciting new ways. Engaging people in the powerful social, political, and cultural issues that are shaping the 21st century requires effective use of the emerging technologies that are changing the way that information is exchanged and absorbed, and that communities are established. Coupling traditional media like films, books and live events with the new technologies to connect people around issues and ideas is a powerful way to disseminate and debate important questions of our day. The Moxie Institute develops these types of projects as well as provides information for others on how to harness the power of the Internet to maximize their efforts.”
Keep connected and get involved with their work, visit http://moxieinstitute.org/.
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