But what starts out as an already-fascinating look at ways that technology may be destroying the lives of Chinese youth quickly becomes something more. As the unorthodox psychological sessions continue and the teenage boys begin to share with their parents the reasons why they feel more connected to disassociated voices in cyberspace than to their families, Web Junkie chronicles the results of a nation going through one of most drastic transformations in human history. In honest and wrenching ways that transcend national borders, this film is a thoughtful examination of a society in flux and a technology-addled generation on the precipice of an unknown future.
About the Directors
Peabody Award–winning filmmaker Hilla Medalia has received three Emmy Award nominations. Her most recent film, Dancing in Jaffa, is participating in Sundance Institute's Film Forward and will debut in 2014. Previous films include To Die in Jerusalem (2007), After the Storm (2009), Happy You’re Alive (2010), and Numbered (2012). Medalia holds an MA from Southern Illinois University and is cofounder of kNow Productions.
Cast and Credits
Directors: Shosh Shlam, Hilla Medalia
Producers: Hilla Medalia, Shosh Shlam, Neta Zwebner-Zaibert
Executive Producers: Eve Ensler, Morgan Spurlock, Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Jeremy Chilnick
Editor: Enat Sidi
Cinematographer: Sun Shaogang
Music: Ran Bagno
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