Margaret Munzer Loeb and Eden Wurmfeld’s exploration of up to date childhood and parenting has discovered a house. Abramorama acquired U.S. distribution rights to “Chasing Childhood.” A press launch introduced the information.
An examination of over-parenting within the U.S. and its price on children, the doc made its world premiere at DOC NYC Movie Competition. “Chasing Childhood” investigates “the rising development for youngsters to be overscheduled, overburdened, and overprotected but nonetheless unprepared for the world,” its synopsis particulars. The movie “options consultants within the subject reminiscent of ‘Methods to Elevate an Grownup’ creator and former Stanford dean Julie Lythcott-Haims, psychology professor Peter Grey, Lenore Skenazy, who created the ‘Let Develop’ nonprofit that advocates for youngsters’s independence, and public faculty advocate and former superintendent Michael Hynes.”
“We hope that ‘Chasing Childhood’ will assist inform how we return to life submit pandemic and that maybe we are going to reevaluate the pre-covid over-scheduled existence of our youngsters,” stated Loeb and Wurmfeld. “We made this movie as a way to begin a cultural dialog that will change into a catalyst for change in how we guardian, faculty, and regulate children’ lives. We consider this movie, along with insights gained on this time, will encourage dad and mom and faculties to create a world the place children have the autonomy to interact in additional free play in order that they’ll develop as much as change into resilient, competent, and wholesome adults.”
Abramorama’s CEO Richard Abramowitz and COO Karol Martesko-Fenster added, “This can be a vital challenge, by no means extra so than after the previous 12 months when the pandemic has stifled a lot private interplay for everybody. ‘Chasing Childhood’ makes a robust case that free, unstructured play is an integral part of wholesome improvement.”
The doc might be launched with a worldwide dwell streaming premiere on June 24 at eight p.m. EST and can embrace a dialog with the filmmakers and extra contributors. A Watch Now @ Residence Cinema Launch will observe on June 25.
“Chasing Childhood” marks Loeb and Wurmfeld’s directorial debuts.