Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death and Technology Directed by Tiffany Shlain
“Incredibly engaging! Like high-tech Terry Gilliam…so lively and so fun, I could not take my eyes off of it.” The New York Times
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.
Two Bonus Short Films: A Declaration of Interdependence; Yelp:Apologies to Allen Ginsberg's Howl; Spanish Subtitles
Official Selection, 2011 Sundance Film Festival
U.S. State Department, American Film Showcase
Winner, Women in Film Award, National Geographic