From the bedrooms of teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, InRealLife sets out to discover what 24/7 life on the internet is doing to our children.
Filmmaker: Beeban Kidron
Runtime: 86 mins
"A shock-doc on the effect of incessant internet use on the malleable, still-growing teenage mind" 4 – The Times
Toronto International Film Festival 2013
IDFA - Reflecting Images 2013
InRealLife asks what exactly is the internet and what is it doing to our children? Taking us on a journey from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, filmmaker Beeban Kidron suggests that rather than the promise of free and open connectivity, young people are increasingly ensnared in a commercial world. Beguiling and glittering on the outside, it can be alienating and addictive. Quietly building its case, InRealLife asks if we can afford to stand by while our children, trapped in their 24/7 connectivity, are being outsourced to the net?
Beeban Kidron is a filmmaker who works over a wide range of genres and subjects, from the most challenging documentaries; Sex Death and the Gods, Hookers, Hustlers, Pimps and their Johns, and Carry Greenham Home; to major releases that include Bridget Jones Edge of Reason, To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything Julie Newmar and Used People.
In a thirty year career she has made many television documentaries and dramas - notably - Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit; Antonia and Jane, Murder, Antony Gormley Making Space and Eve Arnold a Portrait. She is co-director of Cross Street Films an independent film and theatre production company.
Director: Beeban Kidron
Production Manager: Sophie Clarke
Co-producers: Emily Hudson and Kathleen Fournier
Production Co-ordinator: Helen Swindells
Researcher: Oliver Roy
Camera: Neil Harvey
Sound Design: Ben Baird