Captivated: Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture

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We live in a media saturated society and everywhere you turn you can sense a growing concern about the impact it is having in our lives, our families, and our communities. Many are beginning to feel like captives. People of all ages are being held hostage by television, video games, social networks, movies, texting, tweeting, and more. This documentary not only addresses those concerns but gives help to those looking to find freedom through expert advice, pastoral counsel, biblical wisdom, and inspiring testimonies.

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“Deft and powerful” ~ Parents Television Council


“One of the most critically important videos a parent, family or young person can watch. WOW!”  Eric Holmberg, The Apologetics Group


Everywhere we go we are surrounded by screens. Have we entered a techno-utopia… or a virtual prison? Should we be celebrating unreservedly or should we be cautious and skeptical? Is it the greatest leap in productivity or the biggest setback from the things most meaningful in life? Has today’s connectivity drawn us closer to one another or strangely more disjointed? Is our social experience richer and deeper or more shallow and artificial? Has it brought us nearer to God or are we building a tower of Babel? Is it all of these things or none of them? Whatever it is it has certainly captivated


Everyone would agree that we live in a media-saturated society, but how many consider the possibility that they have become captives? People of all ages are being held hostage by television, video games, social networks, movies, texting, tweeting, and more. The digital age has taken the world by storm and though it didn’t happen overnight, it has accelerated at a dizzying rate. Christians in general have embraced the rapid changes with enthusiasm but have we applied the same zeal toward keeping up with the need for the wisdom and discernment necessary to help navigate this fast moving current?


Join author and speaker, Phillip Telfer, on a journey to find answers to these questions in this engaging and eye-opening documentary. Get the inside scoop on what Phillip learned as he traversed the country to interview media experts, church leaders, and inspiring individuals and families.


• Why television affects the attention spans of children
• How the telegraph was as revolutionary as the printing press
• What happens when a camp for troubled teens makes the students
unplug for a year
• Learn about myths of multi-tasking
• How video games are giving young men a false sense of
• Insights from a tech-savvy family that chooses to unplug for a month
each year
• Why Hollywood adopted a production code in 1930 that was based
on biblical principles.
• A Titanic lesson about the blessing and burdens of electronic
• One woman’s candid story about her addiction to Farmville
• Former Chairman of the FCC, Newt Minnow, calls TV a vast
wasteland in his famous 1961 speech to broadcasters
• What led an auto mechanic and NASCAR junky to take cable cutters
to his cable TV?
• Joseph Stalin’s insight into the powerful influence of movies
• “But it doesn’t affect me” and other weak defenses
• Why most Christians don’t have a biblical worldview
• Was Neil Postman right? Are we amusing ourselves to death?
• Find out which two groups of people don’t believe violent media
effects children and teens


While this does not conclude with a call to be anti-media or anti-technology, it does raise concerns about the unchecked enthusiasm regarding media, and highlights the overwhelming evidence of growing problems on multiple fronts. It addresses the potential physical, moral, spiritual, mental, and emotional impact of today’s media and technology when consumed or used without discretion.


More importantly you will discover how God’s word addresses the unique challenges we face today and how you can find freedom in this media captive culture.

Additional information

Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 5.3 x .5 x 7.5 in