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Divorce à la Facebook: Kids Trapped in the Middle

Mar 10, 2019

5:30pm – 5:45pm CT

Recording: Divorce à la Facebook: Kids Trapped in the Middle, Mar 10, 2019

Ginger Gentile investigates stories of families affected by divorce in her feature documentary, Erasing Family. She discovers a whole world of parents and children who went through the divorce courts and are hurt by this system. They take to social media instead, vent frustrations and seek justice. Children of divorce are using social media to reach judges and asking why they can’t see their mom or dad. Abusive text messages from bitter exes go viral. Such posts have power in court proceedings and even create virtual mobs. On the other end, some use social media to search for and reunite with families estranged after divorce. This talk features real posts & tweets to illustrate how divorce impacts us all, and how we can make separations within families a healthier experience.

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Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Ginger Gentile

Erasing Family Documentary

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Format:

Focus15

Type:

Session

Track:

Social & Global Impact presented by The Rockefeller Foundation

Level:

Advanced