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Web Junkie (2014)

79 min - Documentary - 20 January 2014
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China is the first country in the world to classify Internet addiction as a clinical disorder. Caught in the Net features a Beijing treatment center where Chinese teenagers are being "deprogrammed," and follows the story of three boys from the day they arrive at the center, to their three-month treatment period, and their long awaited return home. The film provides a microcosm of modern Chinese life and investigates one of the symptoms of the Internet age. It examines inter-generational pressures and the disregard of the human rights of minors who get caught in the net.

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China is the first country in the world to classify Internet addiction as a clinical disorder. Caught in the Net features a Beijing treatment center where Chinese teenagers are being "deprogrammed," and follows the story of three boys from the day they arrive at the center, to their three-month treatment period, and their long awaited return home. The film provides a microcosm of modern Chinese life and investigates one of the symptoms of the Internet age. It examines inter-generational pressures and the disregard of the human rights of minors who get caught in the net.


Collections: Hilla Medalia, Shosh Shlam

Genres: Documentary

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Country:   China
Language:  English, German, 普通话
Release Date:  20 January 2014

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Runtime:  1 h 19 min

China is the first country in the world to classify Internet addiction as a clinical disorder.

The film focuses on the Chinese government’s classification of internet addiction as a clinical disorder and focuses on the treatment used in Chinese rehabilitation centres.