Synopsis

SYNOPSIS

Narrated by Ryan Gosling, the award-winning documentary film, #ReGENERATION, explores the galvanizing forces behind the Occupy Movement and the state of social activism in our society. The film takes an uncompromising look at the challenges facing today's youth and young adults as they attempt to engage on a myriad of social and political issues.

Focused on how our education, parenting, and media can influence us, the film follows three groups of young people. Each brings their own unique perspective - from an inspired collective of musicians working outside the corporate system, to a twenty-something conservative family about to welcome the birth of their second child, to a group of five high-school students from the suburbs looking for their place in society. Their stories are interspersed with the personal reflections of some of the country's leading scholars, social activists, and media personalities, including Noam Chomsky, the late Howard Zinn, Adbusters' Kalle Lasn, Andrew Bacevich, Talib Kweli, and many others.

Narrated by Ryan Gosling and featuring a riveting soundtrack from STS9, the film explores how today's generation approaches activism, how it is impacted by technology, disconnected from nature and history, influenced by our consumer culture, and the economic factors holding many of us back from becoming more active participants in our communities.

USA, 2012
80 min., UNRATED
In English
Color

FILMMAKERS

Writer and Director
Narrated by
Produced by    



Executive Produced by   


Co-Produced by
Director of Photography
Edited by  

Sound Mixer
Original Music by
Graphics by
Additional Cameras
PHILLIP MONTGOMERY
RYAN GOSLING
MATT DEROSS
RYAN GOSLING
JOEL GOULDER
JEREMY GOULDER
DAVID KANTER
PAUL GREEN
ERIC PIRRITT
BLAKE DEROSS
KEVIN KRUPITZER
BRIAN DICKETT
PHILLIP MONTGOMERY
BRYCE DION
STS9
BRIAN DICKETT
JEFF MYERS
JONATHAN WALLS
JP PERRY
RYAN SIMON
MAI ISKANDER
JIM SULLOS
FEATURING

MICHAEL ALBERT
Activist, author, economic theorist
ANDREW BACEVICH
Retired Army Colonel, historian, author 
TUCKER CARLSON
Fox News Channel correspondent   
NOAM CHOMSKY
Author, activist, linguist, philosopher, and professor  
JOHN BELLAMY FOSTER
Sociologist, author, professor, journalist 
J GARCIA
Artist, live painter  
AMY GOODMAN
Independent journalist, tv/radio host, author  
SUT JHALLY
Professor, filmmaker, author  
DEEPA KUMAR
Professor, author, lecturer  
DALE KUNKEL
Children’s media scholar  
TALIB KWELI
Hip-Hop Artist, producer  
KALLE LASN
Author, designer, culture jammer  
NORMAN ORNSTEIN
Political scientist, writer  
JEAN TWENGE
Teen Psychology researcher, professor, lecturer  
HOWARD ZINN (1922-2010)
Author, historian, activist
STS9
HUNTER BROWN – Guitar
JEFFREE LERNER – Percussion
DAVID MURPHY – Bass  
DAVID PHIPPS – Piano
ZACH VELMER – Drums   
EAGAN HIGH SCHOOL (Eagan, MN)
CLAIRE FRIEDMAN – Senior, graduation speaker
MEGHAN KREIDLER – Junior
CAROLINE SNOWDEN – Sophomore
JAY WALKER – Senior
JOHN WARD – Junior
JONI ANKER – English, language arts teacher
DR. POLLY REIKOWSKI – Principal   
THE ARTWOHL FAMILY
Dustin Artwohl – Father
Nicole Artwohl – Mother
Mason Artwohl – Son, 18 months old
Samantha Artwohl – Newborn daughter, 1 day old