From founding The Webby Awards to being a passionate advocate for The National Day of Unplugging, Tiffany Shlain’s love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life...and our interconnected future. The film unfolds during a year in which technology and science literally become a matter of life and death for the director. As Shlain’s father battles brain cancer and she confronts a high-risk pregnancy, her very understanding of connection is challenged.
Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large. A personal film with universal relevance, Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.