Kirk Cameron Hopes To Connect With Families

Photo Provided Dr. Iam Armstrong, left, and Kirk Cameron appear in this scene from “Kirk Cameron: CONNECT,” a two-night cinema event to address the challenges parents face raising children in this social media age. The film will show Feb. 27 and March 1 at Cinemark in Robinson Township, Pa.

DENVER –Kirk Cameron, the actor and passionate advocate of marriages and families, has created what may be his most exciting and much-needed project to date, one that aims to enlighten and encourage parents in today’s digitally driven environment.

In a social media-centered world, the smart phone has become a cultural rite of passage for kids. But Cameron asks, is that rite all wrong? How can this generation of parents blaze a new trail to equip their kids to thrive in an ever-changing digital environment while steering clear of the dangers that lurk nearby?

With six teenagers, Cameron fully understands this dilemma. So, he went to the experts, and what he learned will enlighten, challenge and equip parents.

For two nights only, Fathom Events, CAMFAM Studios and Provident Films present “Kirk Cameron: CONNECT” exclusively in movie theaters nationwide at 7 p.m. Feb. 27 and March 1. The closest cinema to the Ohio Valley showing the film is Cinemark in Robinson Township, Pa.

Notable guests in this compelling documentary include neurosurgeion Dr. Ian Armstrong; Celebrate Kids Inc. founder Kathy Koch, Ph.D.;uKnowKids founder Tim Woda; the Rev.P Ken Graves of Calvary Chapel, Bangor, Maine); and Mark Gregston, founder of Heartlight. Also featured are parents and young adults who share their own personal stories regarding the impact of technology in their lives.

“If we don’t help our kids by preparing them for this world, who will?” Cameron says in the YouTube video trailer. Cameron reminds parents: “The heart of the battle is really the battle of the heart.”

Said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt: “As a father of two, I realize the important role that parents play in their children’s lives and the decisions they make. With our lives being driven by technology and social media, it is even more critical to connect with your kids and help guide them through life’s journey. ‘Kirk Cameron: CONNECT’ will help families start discussions, set guidelines and figure out the best way to navigate the challenges that come with today’s technology.”

A Christian activist, Cameron said: “We have resources to prepare our children as they learn their purpose and identity, and responsibly use technology to understand family, friends, God and the world around them.”