Connected: An Autoblogography on Love, Death and Technology

Mandy Leith will be travelling across Canada on a documentary pilgrimage to raise awareness of documentary film and The Shatford Centre is her first stop on this Tuesday June 4th! She will be screening “Connected” at 7pm and tickets can be purchased at the door for $10.00

In this eye-opening and thoughtful film, director and award-winning filmmaker Tiffany Shlain examines “everything from the Big Bang to Twitter… a cinematic clickstream…incredibly engaging!” (The New York Times)

In this documentary and memoir, Tiffany tells a story of when technology and science literally become a matter of life and death. As Tiffany confronts high-risk pregnancy and her father battles brain cancer, she is forced to reexamine everything she knows about life, relationships and connectedness. Tracing interdependence through history, she discovers the surprising links between right brain and left; alphabets and power; honey bees and stress; hormones and happiness; technology and nature; progress and consequences; and parents and children. The result is a personal film with universal resonance that encourages viewers to make connections of their own. In a varied palette of archival footage, home movies, and brilliant animation, this film paints the surprising links that tie us not only to our immediate loved ones, but also the world at large. “Connected” begs the question: After centuries of declaring our independence, is it time for us to declare our interdependence instead?

“Connected” has been selected to be shown at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival World Premiere and at 75 film festivals including Rio de Janerio Film Festival, Jerusalem International Film Festival, and Cannes International Film Market. It has won countless awards as Best Documentary and has been used in over 200 educational institutions globally.

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760 Main Street
Penticton, B.C.
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