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(dis)connected explores the effects of screentime on teenagers through the eyes of a 16-year-old girl. Parents, teens, and experts share their experiences in handling our youngest generation's relationship with screens, social media, video games, and TV.

  • Brynn Dickman
  • Brynn Dickman
  • Brynn Dickman
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
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  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 25, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    288 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Brynn Dickman

Brynn Dickman is a high school junior from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her interest in videography began with short videos recording her family's travels. The film (dis)connected is Brynn's first documentary short film, made with no training in filmmaking beyond what was available at her local library. In her free time, Brynn enjoys learning about Greek mythology and playing her cello.

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Director Statement

I am a high school junior, and I know that my generation is the first to grow up with screens and mobile devices. Because the ubiquity of screens is relatively new, the relationship between human development and screens is not well understood. I was curious about how screens are affecting my generation. Despite an abundance of opinions about screens, communities are still searching for guidance on how to live in a digital world. I pitched my idea to a local filmmaking program for teens, but was not accepted. Instead, I pursued the project by myself. With the help of a few friends and my local library, (dis)connected is complete and ready to contribute to the conversation about how to thrive in a virtual age.