Horizon Foundation 2021 Mental Health Film Festival
OMO will start off the Mental Health Film Festival with Chasing Childhood on October 17 at 3:00pm
The social isolation of 2020 showed us what our lives could be like if we weren't always so busy.
OMO chose this film because of the timeliness of the material:
OMO will host a Community Forum-style discussion featuring a panel of educators and parents immediately following the film.
Film debuts on 10/17 at 3:00 PM; post-film discussion at approximately 4:25 PM
Children's lives are consumed with wall-to-wall activities and constant monitoring -- the overprotected, over-directed, over-pressured childhood is the new normal. This film takes us to schools in affluent Wilton, CT; working class Patchogue, NY; and metropolitan Manhattan. Throughout these different stories, a central question emerges: How can we eschew harmful parenting strategies and empower our kids to become their most fully realized, authentic selves? The film offers possible solutions as journalist Lenore Skenazy, evolutionary psychologist Peter Gray, former dean of freshmen at Stanford University Julie Lythcott-Haims, and leaders of the "free play" movement fight to restore a less curated childhood.