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Generation Meh

In Food For Thought on January 4, 2011 at 9:46 pm

If you had to choose one word to describe our generation, what would it be?

For the makers of a new feature-length documentary called ReGeneration, the answer is this: Apathetic.

Narrated by Ryan Gosling and featuring thought leaders such as Noam Chomsky, Talib Kweli and Howard Zinn, ReGeneration asks two basic questions:

1) Why are young people so apathetic?

2) What can we do to change it?

In exploring these questions, the film tackles topics such as the influence of technology, our tenuous relationship with the natural world, our insatiable appetite for consumption and the economic factors holding many of us back from becoming more active participants in our communities.

By the film’s end, the stories and commentary lead to one universal conclusion: our society is at a crossroads – economically, environmentally, and intellectually – and we must change ourselves and the world for the better.

What do you think – are we a generation defined by apathy? What compells us to care?