My review for Chasing Childhood on Film Festival Today!
“Chasing Childhood primarily questions the lack of ‘free play’ and independence from parents among children today, in tandem with a ferocious drive towards the best grades and the best sports’ statistics, all in pursuit of admittance to the top colleges … the focus is mostly on white and upper-middle class families. The documentary would have benefited tremendously had it leaned more into how this problem is shared across economic, racial and cultural divides.
Additionally, the impact of social media is almost entirely absent … How can it possibly not factor into this conversation?”
Read the full review on Film Festival Today:
“Chasing Childhood” Makes Good Arguments but Could Be Stronger