Play Again

Thomas Doherty is featured in a fund raising trailer by Portland documentary film makers Ground Productions discussing children, technology and the environment.


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Still from Play Again
Still from Play Again

At a time when children play more behind screens than outside, PLAY AGAIN unplugs a group of tech savvy teens and takes them on their first wilderness adventure, documenting the wonder that comes from time spent in nature and inspiring action for a sustainable future.

One generation from now most people in the U.S. will have spent more time in the virtual world than in nature. New media technologies have improved our lives in countless ways. Information now appears with a click. Overseas friends are part of our daily lives. And even grandma loves Wii. But what are we missing? And how will this impact our children, our society, and eventually, our planet?

PLAY AGAIN is a character-driven documentary that follows six teenagers. Spending five to fifteen hours a day behind screens, they are “the average American child”. PLAY AGAIN unplugs these teens and takes them into the vast Oregon forest – no electricity, no cell phone coverage, no bathrooms. Through the voices of children and leading experts, PLAY AGAIN investigates the consequences of a childhood removed from nature.

At this crucial time in our history, PLAY AGAIN introduces a new perspective, offers solutions and encourages action.

See Thomas Doherty as featured in the film’s trailer:


Published by Thomas Doherty

Psychologist Thomas Doherty's work on environmental sustainability and health has been featured in publications like the New York Times and in talks worldwide. Thomas consults with individuals and organizations through his business Sustainable Self. He was the founding Director of the Ecopsychology Certificate Program at Lewis & Clark Graduate School and Founding Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed academic journal Ecopsychology. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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