Sneak Preview: Chasing Childhood + Q+A

Sneak Preview: Chasing Childhood + Q+A

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Click here for film and Q+A tickets. Live Q+A Jan 12, 8PM EST. Film streaming Jan 8-22.

Sneak preview screening. Copresented with The Bert and Sandra Wasserman Center for Family Life.

Chasing Childhood
Dir. Margaret Munzer Loeb, Eden Wurmfeld
2020 | 80 min | US/UK
Chasing Childhood explores a phenomenon affecting kids from a broad range of socioeconomic backgrounds. Free play and independence have all but disappeared, supplanted by relentless perfectionism and record high anxiety and depression. What’s lost goes well beyond our idyllic conceptions of childhood past. When kids don’t play unsupervised by adults, they don’t gain critical life skills: grit, independence, and resourcefulness. Though they may appear more accomplished on paper, by the time they get to college they are often falling apart, lacking the emotional tools to navigate young adulthood.

Chasing Childhood Trailer from NYGrit on Vimeo.

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