Thursday, June 21, 2007

Michigan PBS Affiliate, WFUM-TV, airs Metrocom International Documentary Where do the children play?

ANN ARBOR, MI—The newest feature-length documentary produced by Metrocom International, Where Do the Children Play?, aired on June 20, 2007 on the Ann Arbor and Flint, MI PBS-affiliate, Michigan Television (WFUM-TV). 

Focusing on the quickly-changing state of children’s play, including the disconnection from nature and the growing abundance of health and social enigmas, Where Do the Children Play? uses children’s own voices in a novel approach to considering this highly important subject matter.  Youthful voices are supplemented by the vocal concerns of parents and experts, including Richard Louv, the acclaimed author of Last Child in the Woods, Dr. Kenneth Ginsberg of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Joan Almon, founder of the Alliance for Childhood, and Dr. Elizabeth Goodenough, a writer and activist from the University of Michigan. 

Where Do the Children Play? was written, directed, and produced by Christopher Cook of Metrocom International in conjunction with WFUM-TV.  The film’s consulting producer is Mark Jonathan Harris, a journalist, novelist, and Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker.  The film was fully funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Foundation, and the Ruth S. Mott Foundation. 

In the fall of 2007, Where Do the Children Play? will be offered for airings on both statewide PBS affiliates and to national PBS. 

CONTACT:  Christopher Cook, President, Metrocom International, 734.327.1910

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