InRealLife 2013

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InRealLife is a documentary that takes us on a journey from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, to find out what exactly the internet is really doing to our children.

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1 hour 25 minutes

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InRealLife

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Product Details

Genres Documentary
Director Beeban Kidron
Studio dogwoof
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Lt. Col. Matthew Andrew Markinson on 22 Jan 2014
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Beeban Kidron's documentary searches the nature of the social media industry and not the least of its merits is the list (of shame) of multi-nationals who declined to participate: Facebook, Google, Blackberry, Twitter, Yahoo, Apple. One strand the director investigates is the software out there - the apps especially - which harvests personal data and uses it to capture you in every stage of your journey through life, to sell you what it decides you need, and to congratulate and affirm you - 'like' you - when you correctly follow its remorseless logic. It's well known that one can download either the free version of an app or the full, and if you select the latter you benefit by avoiding intrusive adverts. One of Kidron's wonderful array of sceptical experts - surely the wisest forum of talking heads ever assembled on the subject - utters the warning: if you're not paying for the product, you are the product.

The movie is very frank, the testimony of the young people searingly honest. It's not all that easy to watch: the young girl who sold herself to an older guy to get a new Blackberry when hers was lost, who then pleasured five men when one of them pinched that phone and would only return it for a price. She tells her story with a frightening matter-of-factness. There's Ryan and his mate, young teenagers alone in Ryan's bedroom, who speak frankly about their porn addiction, and how it has altered them psychically in their relations with women of their own age - with what future consequences, who can tell?

The documentary goes to the heart of what it means to be a human being, asks crucial questions, and offers tentative advice. It's required viewing, period, but in particular for parents and those in positions of trust around children.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mary in KC on 14 Mar 2014
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(though, I'm not up for critiquing the content in this venue). Please don't expect to find something more in my review than this: if the trailer looks interesting, the video will not likely disappoint.
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Locke on 15 Jun 2014
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Bought this to show my students.
Pre-watched it and found it boring.
Slow moving and uninteresting.
I normally love documentaries, but the overall quality, theme and atmosphere of this was a fail!
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