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NextGen Rising

NextGen Rising voices explore the big problems their generations faces.

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Impact areas

ARTS

ENVIRONMENT

HEALTH & WELLBEING

HUMAN RIGHTS & SOCIAL JUSTICE

INDIGENOUS

WOMEN & GIRLS

YOUTH & EDUCATION

Crew

  • DIRECTOR Gwen Sputore

  • PRODUCER Veronica Sive

Synopsis

DURATION: 90 MINUTES

NextGen Rising is a grassroots participatory feature film and series with a thematic focus on the next generation’s perspective.

Similar in process to the feature film “One Day on Earth”, we aim to mobilise a diverse range of multicultural, multidisciplinary creatives and dare them to ask questions about their future.

Stories will start in Australia and then spread out as we connect with creatives worldwide - from filmmakers, writers, singers, dancers, painters, photographers, comedians, animators, and performers and through their eyes we will meet everyone from - champions to everyday people and see what “change” is really happening.

Then selected content will be edited into a hybrid film and a multiple-episode series, highlighting the interconnectedness of our planet.
As a collective of filmmakers, this is our contribution to making a difference and provide an opportunity for creatives to be advocates in conversation about now.

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Issue Summary

A short summary of the issue the documentary is addressing

The world is a chaotic place right now. Gen Z and Millennials’ (13-36-year-old) are worried about the future. For this new generation of creatives, this collaboration will enable them to showcase their work and use their voices to explore the big problems their generations faces:
Climate change
Technology addiction
Racism / Discrimination
Unemployment
Wage inequality
Cost of living
Social media
Mental health
Debt
Drugs
COVID-19
Isolation/Relationships
Economy
Politics
Violence
Cost of living
Mental health
Unemployment
Intolerance
Health care
Homelessness

Impact

What is the impact vision statement of the documentary?

The empowerment of young people, particularly in regard to civic engagement, is at the heart of NextGen Rising. The clear demonstration of young people’s passion, courage and tenacity is the greatest hope for a better future. As the youth engage we will start to see real change.

Through this hybrid film/series, they will be given a voice - a chance to share their stories. It is time we listen to the next generation as they rise to challenge the status quo.

Outcomes

What outcomes does the project hope to achieve from making this documentary?

Our aim is for this to be a collective, a collaboration to allow creatives to inspire action and drive transformation, in the fight for a sustainable future.

NextGen Rising is all about giving a platform for the next generation of creatives to inspire change.

Their content will reflect their thoughts, hopes, and fears on the climate emergency.

By enabling creatives for example to reflect on environmental issues their work has the potential to move the debate from the abstract and science to each individual person.

Instead of feeling overwhelmed, it's time to bring creatives together as citizens of a mass movement of transformation, part of the bigger movement - as campaigners for an optimistic future.

Stakeholders

How will partnerships with this project help inform the project development?

Focusing on Partnership with:
- global creatives and production companies to bring together the diverse inspiring content.
- aspiring social justice companies, who believe in the greater calling than simply making a profit and business practices that support grassroots organizing for social and environmental justice.
- educational leaders who will use the film/series to inspire other creatives to produce content on an ongoing basis.

Audience Engagement and Social Impact

What actions does this project hope for its viewers after seeing this film?

Empower creative people to realise they have the power and potential to make a difference. These generations are used to making their voices heard online. NextGen Rising will be amplifying their viewpoints on social platforms— expanding on their current activities.

The next generation might be scared, might be outraged, but they can take real definitive action on climate change now, by being part of the conversation.

Creatives are global citizens and by standing up for what they believe in, for the future of the planet, and for themselves they can inspire and inform others. This is all about inspiring the conversation and taking away the fear of not being heard.

If aim to make the conversation personal and highlight the interconnectivity of all of us on the planet as a whole, we may be able to help the planet yet.

Measurement and Evaluation

What is the projects indicators for success?

Audience engagement will be judged by social media engagement, sharing and screening attendance. The social media campaign will start at the outset even before creatives start creating the content and will continue through the production release. We will leverage the exposure through the involvement of talent and creatives - eg musicians/actors/comedians who already have a following. Success will be achieved by expanding the conversation and inspiring change.

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