Captivated the Movie, A Review With A Notebook Page

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Captivated Movie Review

Captivated the movie, Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture 

The word “captivated” means wonder and delight or strongly attracted. This documentary really wants you to stop and ask yourself, what is my heart strongly attracted to or what am I taking my delight in?

That was the opening thought to the small group of teens I assembled to watch Captivated the movie. The first question was how much screen time do you consume a day? Which led into what counts for screen time, video games, TV, computer, or cell phones. Then the questions became do we count screen time that is only for enjoyment or do we count time that counts for schoolwork? I didn’t have them share their answers; I mainly wanted them to have an idea of where they were on screen time usage before we began the movie.

On the DVD, there is a five-minute interview where the director explains why he created this movie. I would suggest watching this first. The director, Phillip Telfer, does an excellent job of pointing out that he is not anti-media. This is not about throwing out all of your electronics. Instead it is like a person who is concerned about too much sugar in a diet, that doesn’t make the person anti-food, just concerned about the diet.

Screen Time Notebooking Page

A notebook page for taking notes while watching the movie. Screen-Time

 

 

 

 

Thoughts on Captivated the movie from the group

  • Maybe I should not wish I had more time for media.
  • Loved the fact that there is nothing new under the sun and how the movie mentions a lot of historical examples that made me look at not the individual day total spent on my iPad but the cumulative number. God has taught me to number my days and I know this is not how He wants me to spend 1/8 of everyday!
  • Escaping reality through games, moves, etc. is getting away from God.
  • What do you have more of in your house, toilets or TVs? One represents sewage going in the other sewage going out, is there balance?
  • A reality check for me on how much time I spend on TV, text and movies.
  •  I should have a balance between how much time I spend reading my bible and how much screen time I have.

Captivated Movie Review

Final thought…Do you think media is the biggest stumbling block for spiritual growth?

 

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Take a moment to watch the trailer on Captivated the movie.

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Comments

  1. Kristen says:

    I loved this post. Great things to think about.

  2. Don’t tell anyone but . . . I am a 64 year old grammie who needed the wisdom and challenge of this post! Once I deal with MY problem maybe then I will share it with the kiddos and grands! S : (Thanks Stacey!)

    • Stacey says:

      Yeah, it pretty much rocked my thoughts and made me look at things differently too. No age limits on God’s word!!! Woohoo.

  3. Hey Stacy
    I always enjoy your blog…this movie looks rather interesting for my tween and teen!
    Thanks for highlighting it!

    Have a lovely day
    Chris

  4. This looks great! I’d love to share it with my church.

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