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In today’s childhood, confined by structure, stranger danger, and helicopter parenting, free play has virtually disappeared. Chasing Childhood is a feature documentary that explores the rapidly changing landscape of contemporary childhood and parenting. Experts are ringing the alarm bell about the dramatic rise in anxiety and depression in young children and teens. What if all this well-intended hovering, fear and over-scheduling has backfired? The film takes us to three communities that are trying to shift culture to create room for play and independence with the hope of raising kids to become competent, healthy, and happy adults.