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In less than a decade we have totally changed the way we connect with one another.   But, have we stopped to ask, how are these changes, changing us?  The promise of the digital lifestyle has had unintended consequences.  Many of us are now connected to social media, yet socially disconnected, as we struggle to engage with others in a world where staring at your phone in silence has become the norm.


59% of teens admit to feeling addicted to their device
Common Sense Media 2016


71% of teen girls and 67% teen guys sent sexually suggestive content
National Campaign to Prevent Unwanted Pregnancy, 2012


84% say they can’t go a day without their phones.
Huffington Post


83.7% of teens says they want more face to face communication.
Celling Your Soul



Celling Your Soul

Our award-winning documentary, Celling Your Soul is an honest, ground level perspective about our about our love/hate relationship with our devices as experienced from the perspective of the first digitally socialized generation. It follows students as they examine the problem and themselves as they take part in the No App For Life Challenge, an innovative and eye opening program that helps rebuild atrophied social skills where a friendship had only been a click away.

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Joni Siani

Associate Producer

Ben Abbene


Enver Perez

Director's Chair Film Festival NYC Film Festival Official Selection 2016   Boston International Film Festival NYC Film Festival Official Selection 2015   Boston International Film Festival Best Documentary 2015   Ocktober Film Festival NYC Film Festival Official Selection 2016    NYC Film Festival Official Selection 2016

Celling Your Soul – The Book

In less than a decade, we have totally changed the way we interact with one another. The Millennials and the iGeneration who are the first to be increasingly socialized in a digital world, are now seeing and feeling the unintended consequences. More and more are saying enough is enough. Research shows a population with an exponential increase in stress, anxiety, depression, attention deficit, and obsessive-compulsive behavior.  Our most technically advanced generation has become the most socially awkward.

Celling Your Soul: No App for Life is written for young adults by media and social science professor, Joni Siani. It evaluates the paradox of our love/hate relationship with our digital devices, explains why we feel emotionally disconnected, and provides empowering strategies and simple changes for more fulfilling, balanced, and authentic human connectivity within the digital landscape.

This book is an invaluable read for both parents and educators to understand how digital media is shaping the social skills and mental health of the next generations.

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Celling Your Soul by Joni Siani

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