Switch off and reconnect with family
VICTORIA Park residents are being encouraged to disconnect from their TV and phones to reconnect with their families and communities.
A free screening of the documentary All The Time in The World will be shown at Connect Vic Park on July 6 from 3pm.
The documentary follows a Canadian family who leave their normal lives and spend nine months in the Yukon wilderness with no road access, no electricity, no running water, no internet, TV, phone and, most importantly, no watches and clocks.
Victoria Park resident and Vic Park Collective member Flavia Pardini said after watching the documentary at the Revolution Perth International Film Festival last year, she thought it was a good idea to bring it to Victoria Park.
“As older residents use Connect Vic Park, I thought it could be an intergenerational viewing because it is the school holidays and we are encouraging families to come along,” she said.
“We are becoming slaves to the clock and technology is exacerbating this; we feel like we don’t have enough time.”
Mrs Pardini said the movie demonstrated that if people let go of technology, then they could strengthen their connections with family and community.
“Social media is all about connecting, but if we meet face to face in a park or do activities together then we can have memorable relationships,” she said.
“As the movie says, it’s about disconnecting to reconnect with the environment.”
The Canadian family in the documentary disconnected from modern life and reconnected with each other.