What does it mean to be living in a hyperconnected world? How is it changing the way we communicate, relate, work and consume – and what impact is this having on our wellbeing, and that of the planet around us? These are the questions asked and explored in one of 2011′s most eagerly awaited films – Connected.
Join us, and our three special guest panelists – leading thinkers in communications, technology, community and the environment - for this exciting Gathering event. It is a sneak preview of the film described by James Greenberg as,
A personal yet universal story about the Internet Age…Connected is a highly energized romp through a myriad of ideas about where the human race is headed.
Afterward, connect with other Melbourne change-makers and discover what great projects and initiatives are laying foundations for us to build better futures for all, together.
We’re also planning to have drinks and snacks available on the night from a couple of top Melbourne food and beverage social entreprises – which may include popcorn.
Connected: The Film [sneak preview]
Thursday 8 September, 6.00pm-9.00pm
Kaleide Theatre, RMIT, Melbourne
Please note: film screening commences at 6:30pm sharp.
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 understanding and coping with today’s global conditions.
“Tiffany Shlain demonstrates, with lyrical simplicity, our interdependence on one another and the interconnectedness of humanity with all life on earth. With a tightly synchronized dance between her powerful images and insightful words — with humor, and with a creativity all her own, Tiffany illuminates the issues that affect us all — including environmental degradation, dizzying technological innovation and population growth — and helps us to understand our inter-relationship with the world in a way that is both freeing and inspiring. Throughout, she also presents and honors the deep wisdom of her late father, Leonard Shlain, reminding us of the deepest connections that breathe meaning into life.” – Al Gore
“A personal yet universal story about the Internet Age…Connected is a highly energized romp through a myriad of ideas about where the human race is headed.” – James Greenberg, The Hollywood Reporter