Washington D.C. Premiere At a time when children spend more time in the virtual world than the natural world, Play Again unplugs a group of media 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. One generation from now, most people in the U.S. will have spent more time in the virtual world than in nature. How will this impact our children, our society and, eventually, our planet? Is our connection to nature disappearing down the digital rabbit hole? This documentary follows six teenagers who, like the “average American child,” spend five to fifteen hours a day behind screens, on their first wilderness adventure – no electricity, no cell phone coverage, no virtual reality. Directed by Tonje Hessen Schei. Produced by Meg Merrill and Lowan Stewart.
Introduced by Martin Smith, Senior Associate Rector, St. Columba’s Episcopal Church. Discussion with filmmakers Tonje Hessen Schei, Meg Merrill and Lowan Stewart follows screening.