Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death and Technology

2011 PG 1h 22m DVD

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Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death and Technology

2011 PG 1h 22m DVD
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Director Tiffany Shlain takes audiences on a rollercoaster ride to discover what it means to be "connected" in the 21st century. Shlain examines her own use of technology, and whether or not modern convenience is worth the pitfalls it brings.
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
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age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this documentary explores the different ways that people connect around the world -- and the impact that these connections have on a global scale. It taps into issues like waste, the environment, war, and illness. The death of a parent and a difficult pregnancy are also major themes. Archival footage and Web images include references to political leaders, pop culture icons, and other recognizable people, as well as brief images of things like guns, cannons, and animated nudity. While the content overall isn't too iffy, chances are the subject matter and content won't be of interest to younger kids. References are made to being transgendered.

Sexual Content

Brief images of animated nude images, taken from medical and artistic pictures of both men and women.


War is discussed; images of guns and cannons being shot. A brief comedy scene shows a woman slapping someone's face.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

The movie explores the various ways in which human behavior and technology can potentially change the way we connect on a global scale -- and the positive and negative consequences of those connections. The cancer-related death of a parent and a difficult pregnancy are also major themes.


Sony computers are occasionally visible. Books written and talks given by author Leonard Shlain are prominently featured.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Smoking is visible. The drug trade is briefly discussed.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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