On Nov. 23, the Presbyterian College education department will show the film “Web Junkie” as part of the Documentary Film Series. The film will be shown in Harrington-Peachtree Amphitheater and begins at 4:30 p.m.
“Web Junkie” is set in Beijing, China, and follows the Daxing Boot Camp, a 3-month military, anti-addiction rehabilitation program for Chinese teenagers diagnosed with Internet addiction. This film, from award-winning filmmakers Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia, “follows the treatment of Chinese teenagers whose preference for the virtual world over the real one is summed up in one jarring statement: ‘Reality is too fake.’”
“Web Junkie” also explores and portrays the rehabilitation process and the evolving diagnosis behind Internet addiction in a country that was one of the first in the world to classify this addiction as a clinical disorder.
Following the film, the audience is welcome to participate in a discussion. The film is free and open to PC students, faculty, and the community.
Written by Allison Cooke, a junior English major, media studies, journalism track minor from Winnsboro, S.C.