Monday July 13, 2015
'Web Junkie' doc pries open Chinese internet rehab camps for teen boys
They wear army fatigues, exercise in tight rows, and struggle not to think about what's happening online. In a country where internet addiction is a clinical disorder, teenagers are "deprogrammed" in military-style rehab camps.
Documentary filmmaker Shosh Shlam joins Shad to discuss her revealing documentary Web Junkie, which enters a Chinese camp for internet-addicted youth. She shares what she learned from three boys and their families and whether she sees the clinic as a harbinger for things to come in North America.
WEB EXTRA | Watch the trailer for Web Junkie, as well as a clip, below.