Web Junkie Documentary (China)

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Web Junkie Documentary (China)

This documentary is now showing on your Public Broadcasting station on Point of View (Pov).  PBS Premiere: July 13, 2015 - 10 PM PBS WITF, Channel 6, Harrisburg, PA   http://www.pbs.org/pov/webjunkie/

Synopsis

Internet addiction has been declared a national health crisis in China, the first country in the world to classify this evolving diagnosis. Web Junkie follows the treatment of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers whose preference for the virtual world over the real one is summed up in one jarring statement: "Reality is too fake." Israeli filmmakers Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia (both from Israel) gained extraordinary access to a three-month military-style rehab program in Beijing, illuminating a process that, while stern, may help set a standard as the wider world comes to grips with the devastating consequences of excessive Internet use. Official Selection of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

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KTCA, Channel 2, Minneapolis, MN - 
Web Junkie
Follow the treatment of three Chinese teenagers, obsessive gamers who prefer the virtual world to the real one. The military-style rehab program may set a standard as the world comes to grips with the consequences of excessive internet use.

tpt Channel 2.1
Sun Jul 19th @ 10:30 pm

tpt Life Channel 2.3
Sat Jul 25th @ 9:00 pmSun Jul 26th @ 3:00 am

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Check you local schedule to see when this will show in your area.  Look for POV (Point of View).

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More Videos about this documentary:

http://www.pbs.org/pov/webjunkie/video-interview-shosh-shlam-and-hilla-medalia.php#.VaQbZ4v0hRo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHEL-u2op0o

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liz Woolley