Web Junkie

Shosh Shlam, Hilla Madalia - 74'
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SYNOPSIS

China is the first country in the world to classify internet addiction as a clinical disorder. Web Junkie is a feature documentary that spotlights the revolutionary treatment used in a Beijing Rehab Centre, and explores the cases of three young Chinese teenagers from the day they arrive at the clinic through their 3 month period of rehabilitation. The program admits children between the ages of 13 and 18, and part of the treatment is a military-inspired physical training programme with regimented meal times and recreation, along sidegruelling group therapy sessions. Despite the harsh regime and the high costs, parents voluntarily send their children to the center - desperate for a cure. Web Junkie provides a microcosm of modern Chinese life, examines inter-generational pressures, and takes a hard look at one of the symptoms of the so called Internet age.

CATEGORY

#letthembechildren

CAST

DIRECTOR:
Shosh Shlam, Hilla Madalia
PRODUCER:
Hilla Medalia, Shosh Shlam, Neta Zwebner-Zaibert
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Sun Shaoguang
EDITOR:
Enat Sidi

INFORMATION

Country:
Israel, United States
Year:
2014

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration:
74 min