Sunday, November 30, 2008

Chomsky vs Murph - ReGeneration: The Movie



I recently discovered STS9 has been working on a movie/documentary. It features some of the greatest thinkers and journalists of our time including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Amy Goodman, and yes- I think even Murph talks at some point.

Here is the summary:

The feature-length documentary ReGeneration goes beyond the labels of "Generation X" and "Generation Y." ReGeneration looks at the many issues facing our culture through the eyes of today’s youth and young adults by exploring how we have been shaped by our media, education system, and parenting.

Perspective may vary but the core belief is the same: today’s youth is a mass-consumer, celebrity-infatuated, and entitled "me" generation – leaving many young people with a cynical and apathetic view of the world. Has this apathy in America affected the direction we as a people may be headed? War... global warming... a flawed education system: Are these issues made worse by today's lack of action, and what must we “ReGenerate” to promote a more lasting and sustainable future? Can we ReGenerate the hope that we can change – ourselves and the world?

To explore these ideas, ReGeneration follows people from three separate walks of life, together representing today's generation. Each brings their own unique perspective: An inspired collective of musicians and artists based in Northern California, a group of eight high school students from suburban Minnesota, and a twenty-something family about to welcome the birth of their second child (tomorrow’s generation). Their important stories are interspersed with the knowledge, wisdom, and personal reflections of some of the country’s leading scholars, social activists, and media personalities -- including Noam Chomsky, Amy Goodman and Talib Kweli, just to name a few (see Bios).

ReGeneration is the story of today’s generation. It is the story of us.

ReGeneration is produced by Anonymous Content (Babel, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind), and Engine 7 Films.


Check out the trailer.

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