An intimate portrait of what it means to be a teenager growing up online.
Teenagers pouring their hearts out onto the pages of diaries are a thing of the past. For a generation that’s grown up on the internet, the private and public have merged and found their expression in a new form: social media. In My Room
compiles various YouTubers’ personal vlogs, detailing everything from painful eating disorders and body dysmorphia to broken hearts and gender questioning. Through cameras set up in their bedrooms, six teenagers share their journeys of self-discovery and maturation in intimate confessionals with their followers, whose comments flash across the screen in response to the most revealing videos. What unites all six video diaries are the contradictions of growing up online.
“At times endearing and at others heart-wrenching and disturbing, In My Room
is a window into sharing in a digital age. While the divisiveness of online discourse often takes centre stage, these young people serve as a reminder of the balm that connection can bring.” Vancouver International Film Festival
Members of the BEE SECURE team will contextualise the film and supervise discussions with the students after both screenings.