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Adults Need Playtime Too

Jul 22, 2014 | 563 videos
Video by Chloe Prasinos

When was the last time you played ring-around-the-rosie? Or duck-duck-goose? In this short profile, filmmaker Chloe Prasinos considers the merry philosophy of Natalie Kinsey, a woman who believes that playtime is the secret to a happy life. "Play demands an enormous amount of your authentic participation with a situation," Kinsey says. "If someone's playing with something, there's almost this indescribable buoyancy."

Prasinos created this short while studying at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. She has also produced a radio feature on a polyamorous triad, and a multimedia documentary about rural towns in northern Maine

Author: Chris Heller


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