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
Year: 2013
Runtime: 86 mins
Country: UK
Format: HD

"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

CPH:DOX 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