Taken from Summit Update                                                                                                                                                    December 2018

Re:Action4Inclusion is pleased to announce that this year’s summit will be hosting a one-time film screening of a newly released documentary series The Great Disconnect. Film Director, Tamer Soliman will also be our keynote speaker on Friday morning and will be attending the remainder of the event. We are excited to start a conversation on how we can work together to bridge the gaps in our society and address the isolation that our communities are facing.

What’s the film about? Here’s the synopsis:

We are living in a time that has been described as the age of loneliness. Statistics reveal that over the last few decades, the number of admittedly lonely people has doubled. Many individuals report they have trouble making friends and finding others to confide in. Despite advances in technology, living conditions, education and healthcare, it’s apparent that we are feeling more alone than ever before.

While it’s true that this isolation impacts us psychologically and emotionally, what many of us don’t realize is the negative impact it has on every aspect of our health and well-being.

So what’s caused this? How have we become so Disconnected?

Wellness expert Tamer Soliman attempts to answer these questions by visiting cities across North America. Through interviews with local citizens, community activists, and leading authorities on social, economic and urban design, Tamer discovers the reasons behind this loneliness epidemic and the true cost it has on our lives.

This fascinating documentary invites us to reflect on our relationships with those around us and raises the question: Is it possible to overcome our modern day culture of disconnectedness and rediscover how essential we are to each other?