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Connected: An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology (2011)

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Filmmaker and Founder of the Webby Awards, Tiffany Shlain, investigates the interconnections between the major issues of the 21st century and her own experience of these issues during a family crisis.

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Tiffany Shlain
11 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Ken Goldberg Ken Goldberg ... Himself
Peter Coyote
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leonard Shlain Leonard Shlain ... Himself
Tiffany Shlain ... Herself
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With wonderful heart and an impressive sense of scale, Tiffany Shlain's vibrant and insightful documentary, Connected, explores the visible and invisible connections linking major issues of our time-the environment, consumption, population growth, technology, human rights, the global economy-while searching for her place in the world during a transformative time in her life. Employing a splendidly imaginative combination of animation and archival footage, plus several surprises, Shlain constructs a chronological tour of Western modernization through the work of her late father, Leonard Shlain, a surgeon and best-selling author of Art and Physics and The Alphabet Versus the Goddess. With humor and irony, the Shlain family life merges with philosophy to create both a personal portrait and a proposal for ways we can move forward as a civilization. Connected illuminates the beauty and tragedy of human endeavor while boldly championing the importance of personal connectedness for ... Written by Anonymous

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An Autoblogography About Love, Death & Technology

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material including images of nudity, drug use, war and smoking
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Connected: A Declaration of Interdependence See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,301, 18 September 2011

Gross USA:

$46,782

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$46,782
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[title card]: When you tug at a single thing in the world, you find that it's attached to everything else. - John Muir
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Something In The Air
written by John Keen
performed by Thunderclap Newman
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Essential Viewing
16 February 2013 | by jfilmSee all my reviews

Connected is essential viewing for anyone who participates in, thinks about, and perhaps has some concerns about how we as humans connect with each other in this digital age. Tiffany Shlain is probably one of our most important filmmakers today – pushing the boundaries of communication and all of its implications. This film is not only a consideration of how we relate to each other as human beings in the digital age – but as importantly – how those connections – and the way that we connect affect us both positively and at times negatively. How are we transforming as a human race with our digital appendages? How can we retain what is human about us? How wonderful it is that we can connect with people across the planet in ways never dreamed of – but also what is the price of that digital connection. As a parent – this is a must – and a must to watch with your children – and gift and share with your friends and family. It should be required viewing in middle school – and should be required viewing for you.


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