This documentary examines how boredom negatively impacts health, driving people either to morbidity or high risk behaviours, possibly playing a part in the 2011 England riots, and in addiction, among other social problems.
The documentary features statements from a variety of experts, from psychologists and neurologists to scholars on topics like education and technology, as the documentary examines how mass education in industrialized countries chronically bores students because of the essential sedentary nature of modern education, and our relationship with new technologies. Modern civilization actually promotes chronic boredom with stimulating media "that only appears to be exciting."
Interviewees include Jon Bradley, Alan Caruba, and Colleen Merrifield.
Believe it or not this is the first serious documentary on boredom. Director Albert Nerenberg (LAUGHOLOGY, STUPIDITY) asks why the subject of boredom has been so religiously avoided and shows that boredom isn’t what you think it is.
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