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Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier

By Liz Perle, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Powerful look at the impact of technology on our children.

Movie NR 2010 60 minutes
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Dretzin deftly presents the personal and the political, as well as the technological and the human sides of the digital revolution. Excellent use of expert interviews combines to create a very balanced presentation of the advantages and costs of growing up in a digital, connected world. The most commanding part of the documentary is its examination of the role of technology in war -- both in killing and in recruitment.

Dretzin balances the consideration of the subject by showing how post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be mitigated through digital recreation of trauma. But the interviews with the "pilots" of the bomb-dropping drones are downright bone-chilling.

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