ABOUT THE PROJECT
Millennials, at 2.3 billion people, are they largest generation in the world and believe in their own power to disrupt, change, alter and direct just about everything. Given present circumstances, this generation may be arriving on the world stage just in the nick of time.
SYNOPSIS / DESCRIPTION
They have arrived. They’re not like anything we have seen before. And they’re about to take over the world. They are the 2.3 billion people dubbed the “Millennials” and also known as “Generation Y” and they represent the most coveted, studied, mythologized, perhaps misunderstood generation.
Millennials see the world differently. For this generation, life is fast, responsive, individually oriented, transparent, cheap, fun and efficient. As a result they apply these standards to the world around them. Millennials entering the workforce are significantly more purpose-driven than members of their parents' generation and deeply value self-expression and will hold between 15-16 jobs over the course of their careers.
Millennials are oft criticized in mass media for their narcissism, sense of self-entitlement, laziness, lack of life direction, need for instant gratification, inflated idea of personal capabilities and inability to integrate into the workforce. This begs the question—are these complaints justified or are they stereotypes born from a clash of “generational cultures?”
Y is a new feature documentary that explores how they came to be, the world that they grew up in and the impact they have in the world.
GENRE Feature Documentary
DIRECTOR Josh Tickell & Rebecca Harrell Tickell
PRODUCER Josh Tickell & Rebecca Harrell Tickell.
Co-Producer Lauren Selman
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