DirectorHilla MEDEL─░A, Shosh SHALAM

Web Junkie is an emotional voyage that examines the results of internet addiction and its effects on families and interpersonal relationships, while examining the cultural and emotional effects of this type of treatment. In addition, the film also deals with the way that Chinese society, its culture of hyper-competitiveness, seeks to control what they perceive as the extremely negative effects of the internet. Web Junkie exposes the virtual world, the ways that it transcends cultural boundaries and influences the evolution of culture. Will these techniques be successful? Is this militaristic treatment effective or advisable? Is it possible to ‘cure’ these young kids? Will they be able to handle life outside the virtual world? And on the topic of human rights, is it enough that the government requires only the parent’s agreement in order to hold these children against their will?