Connected

Director: Tiffany Shlain
Total Running Time: 80 minutes
Release Date: 2011
Website: http://connectedthefilm.com/
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Synopsis
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 brain 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 understanding and coping with today’s global conditions. (Sundance Film Festival)

Awards
2011 Winner: Women in Film Award, National Geographic
2011 Winner: Interdependence Film Prize, Berlin Film Festival & The Interdependence Movement
2011 Winner: Best Documentary Audience Award, Maui Film Festival
2011 Winner: Metta Media Award from the Dallas Video Fest
2011 Winner: Best Feature Documentary, The Portland Maine Film Festival
2011: Honorable Mention, Jerusalem Film Festival
2012 Winner: Best in Show, LA Movie Awards
2012 Winner: Best Director, LA Movie Awards
2012 Winner: Best Visual Effects, LA Movie Awards
2012 Winner: 1st Place Feature Documentary, LA Movie Awards

 

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About The Filmmaker

Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, founder of The Webby Awards, and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences. A celebrated thinker and catalyst, Tiffany is... Read more ›

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