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Online Screening Wed, Nov 11 12:00 PM
This film will be available to stream only in the US and US territories.
Film Details
Running Time:80
Director:Margaret Munzer Loeb, Eden Wurmfeld
Executive Producer:Margaret Munzer Loeb
Producer:Lisa Eisenpresser, Eden Wurmfeld
Editor:Mary Ann Toman
Cinematographer:Justin Schein
Composer:David Cieri
Publicist:Falco INK
Sales Agent:ICM
Event Years:2020
Festival Section:American Perspectives
Film Genres:Education
Health & Wellness
Women Directors
Women & Girls
World Premiere


WORLD PREMIERE | Overprotected and overdirected, American children are wilting under the weight of well-meaning parents. In the pursuit of keeping them safe and creating an impressive resumé of extracurricular activities to wow admissions boards, over-parenting smothers children across socioeconomic classes. This thoughtful film follows education professionals and reformed helicopter parents who seek and offer solutions for developing more confident, independent young people while restoring some joy and freedom to childhood.

Included with the screening ticket is an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with Director/Executive Producer Margaret Munzer Loeb, Director/Producer Eden Wurmfeld, subject Genevieve Porter Eason, immediately following the film.

DOC NYC Live event: Sunday, Nov. 15 at 1 ET on Facebook Live- How do you navigate parenting during Covid-19? Hear from the experts: Superintendent of Schools in Long Island Dr. Michael Hynes; author and co-founder of nonprofit Let Grow, Lenore Skenazy; and Clinical Psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair in conversation with filmmaker Eden Wurmfeld.