The Fund for Democratic Communities and the Greensboro Montessori School will co-sponsor a screening of the new PBS documentary "Where Do the Children Play?" at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 28 at the HIVE, 1214 Grove Street.
The film examines an issue of growing concern among pediatricians, mental health experts, educators, and environmentalists that today's children have little or no opportunity for unstructured play, especially outdoors:
“When you think about it, for tens of thousands of years children spent much of their childhood playing or working in natural settings,” says Richard Louv, author of "Last Child in the Woods," and one of the experts who appears in the film. “Within the space of two or three decades in Western society, particularly in the United States, that's in danger of ending. This is a radical change in a very short period of time. It's got to have important, perhaps profound implications for mental health, physical health, and spiritual health -- for who we are.”
The film screening is the initial event in a year-long community discussion about the state of childhood and play in Greensboro. Louv will be at the Greensboro Montessori School on Sept. 25 for a talk and book signing.
WHAT: Screening of the PBS documentary "Where Do the Children Play?"
WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 6 p.m.
WHERE: The HIVE, 1214 Grove Street
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Muktha Jost, 549-0733, firstname.lastname@example.org