DESERT OF THE REAL (Working Title)
Laura Dunn & Jef Sewell
Terrence Malick, Robert Redford, Nick Offerman & Nelda Sue Yaw
Elaine Musselman, Owsley Brown, Laura Dunn & Jef Sewell
DESERT OF THE REAL (2020)
DESERT OF THE REAL (working title) explores the denaturing of American childhood and the unexpected consequences of immersing young minds in the virtual realm. Part film essay, part verité study, the narrative interleaves provocative interviews with thinkers on topics such as child development and the re-patterning power of screens with scenes from a boyhood ages 3 to 13.
About The Film
The third feature documentary from director Laura Dunn and Executive Producers Terrence Malick and Robert Redford, DESERT OF THE REAL completes a trilogy of films that began with THE UNFORESEEN (2007) and continued with LOOK & SEE: A PORTRAIT OF WENDELL BERRY (2017).