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Chasing Chilhood - Documentary

In today's highly charged world of structure, stranger danger, and helicopter parenting, free play in childhood has disappeared, giving way to unprecedented anxiety and depression. This phenomenon impacts kids from a range of socioeconomic backgrounds. Children's lives are consumed with wall-to-wall activities and constant monitoring-the overprotected, over-directed, over-pressured childhood is the new normal. This film takes us to schools in affluent Wilton, CT; working class Patchogue, NY; and metropolitan Manhattan. Throughout these different stories, a central question emerges: How can we eschew harmful parenting strategies and empower our kids to become their most fully realized, authentic selves? The film offers possible solutions as journalist Lenore Skenazy, evolutionary psychologist Peter Gray, former dean of freshmen at Stanford University Julie Lythcott-Haims, and leaders of the "free play" movement fight to restore a less curated childhood.
  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    78 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    United States
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  • Director
    Eden Wurmfeld, Margaret Munzer Loeb
  • Producer
    Eden Wurmfeld, Lisa Eisenpresser
  • Executive Producer
    Margaret Munzer Loeb
  • Cast
    Peter Gray, Lenore Skenazy
  • Cinematographer
    Justin Schein
  • Editor
    Mary Ann Toman
  • Composer
    David Cieri