Join co-hosts PRSA Portland Metro Chapter and SEMpdx to watch “Connected,” a funny, eye-opening, and inspiring film by Director Tiffany Shlain.

Honored by Newsweek as one of the “Women Shaping the 21st Century,” Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, writer, founder of the Webby Awards, and co-founder of The International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences.

We’ll explore what it means to be connected in today’s tech-centric age – personally and professionally – through the film, along with discussion and networking afterwards.

  • Wed., Aug. 28, 2013
  • 7 p.m.
  • Hotel deLuxe – Portland, OR (popcorn will be provided, no host bar)
  • $5 at the door (if you previously signed up through Tugg, bring your ticket for free entry)

About the Film:
Have you ever faked a restroom trip to check your email? Slept with your laptop? Or become so overwhelmed that you just unplugged from it all?

In this funny, eye-opening, and inspiring film, Director Tiffany Shlain takes audiences on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride to discover what it means to be connected in the 21st century.

From founding The Webby Awards to being a passionate advocate for The National Day of Unplugging, Her love/hate relationship with technology serves as the springboard for a thrilling exploration of modern life…and our interconnected future.

Equal parts documentary and memoir, the film unfolds during a year in which technology and science literally become a matter of life and death for the director.

As Shlain’s father battles brain cancer and she confronts a high-risk pregnancy, her very understanding of connection is challenged. Using a brilliant mix of animation, archival footage, and home movies, Shlain reveals the surprising ties that link us not only to the people we love but also to the world at large.

A personal film with universal relevance, Connected explores how, after centuries of declaring our independence, it may be time for us to declare our interdependence instead.

One thought on “Aug 28th – Documentary Film – “Connected”

  1. Wow. I am definitely going to watch the film. The storyline is so unique, yet it transcends backgrounds and lifestyles because we can all relate to it. We all seem to not get enough of staying connected via the Internet.

    I hope to be reminded, persuaded, and taught through this film. Looking forward to watching it. 🙂

    I’ve initially read this article on the IM social networking site,, where it has been shared and “Kingged.”

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