At a time when children spend more time in the virtual world than the natural world, PLAY AGAIN unplugs a group of tech savvy teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure, documenting the wonder that comes from time spent in nature and inspiring action for a sustainable future.
PLAY AGAIN is a character-driven documentary that follows six teenagers. Spending five to fifteen hours a day behind screens, they are “the average American child.” PLAY AGAIN unplugs these teens and takes them into the vast Oregon forest – no electricity, no cell phone coverage, no bathrooms.
Through the voices of children and leading experts including author Richard Louv, sociologist Juliet Schor, writer Bill McKibben, educators Diane Levin and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, neuroscientist Gary Small, and geneticist David Suzuki,PLAY AGAIN
investigates the consequences of a childhood removed from nature. At this crucial time in our history, PLAY AGAIN offers hope and encourages action.
PLAY AGAIN will have a pre-release screening on Saturday, May 15 at the Bagdad theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne, at 7pm (doors at 6:16). Read more at: http://www.groundproductions.com/playagain/press/PLAY_AGAIN_press.pdf