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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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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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Rated PG for thematic material including images of nudity, drug use, war and smoking
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$1,300,000 (estimated)

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$13,301 (USA) (16 September 2011)

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$13,301 (USA) (16 September 2011)
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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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A Must See Documentary!
31 January 2013 | by (San Francisco, CA) – See all my reviews

Connected is one of those rare films that engages, entertains and makes you continually and thoughtfully ponder long after you've seen it.

It is one cleverly interwoven film integrating two constructs: One is a big picture adventurous roller coaster ride utilizing found footage, fabulous animation and music to uniquely give a historical snapshot of globalism, humanism, technology, and the interconnectivity between them all.

The other aspect is a lovely, emotionally-charged story of Tiffany Shlain's own personal life as she begins to come to terms with her own connections during a challenging time in her life. Tiffany, filmmaker & founder of the Webby Awards, is a thought leader of innovation and it's fascinating to see someone immersed in 21st century high tech question her own relationship to it and the world as well as the good, bad & potential of all this connectivity.

Watch this film! You'll never look at life...or even hugging someone the same again ;)!


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