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Meaningful Movies Project "The Revolution Generation" Film Discussion

Sunday, May 22, 2022 21 Iyar 5782

4:00 PM - 5:30 PMVirtual

The number of Millennials in the United States — those born between approximately 1978 and 2000 — is near 80 million people. They’re the most diverse generation in America, with 56 percent of them registered as politically Independent ... and every single one of them will be needed if the planet is to avoid climate catastrophe. In THE REVOLUTION GENERATION, filmmakers Josh Tickell and Rebecca Tickell (whose previous films Fuel, Pump, and Kiss the Ground have examined oil, capitalism, and a regenerative way forward for the earth) spotlight a generation that has been mischaracterized, mislabeled, and mistakenly mocked.

Through interviews and highlighting a theory by authors/generational demographists Neil Howe and William Strauss that history can be viewed as a series of 80-year cycles — and within that, into four “seasons” that bring with them profound societal changes — the film shows the impact of the WWII Generation, Baby Boomers, and Gen X. But Millennials occupy a special spot: They’re creators of social tech and native digital users, are anti-corporate crusaders, are more empathetic that any previous group ... and they now have to secure voting rights, equality, and the safety of the planet itself. Can they do it? A kinetic, perceptive documentary of a generation and why they are who they are, THE REVOLUTION GENERATION is also, as Josh Tickell says, “A how-to manual for saving the earth.”

Please join Temple B'nai Torah Meaningful Movies for this film discussion.

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BEFORE the event, watch the film (link to view film will be provided upon registration). We will NOT be showing the film during the May 22 event.

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Join us Sunday, May 22 from 4pm - 5:30pm via Zoom to join the discussion. Upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the event.

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