In brief, it’s titled “Generation One: The Search for Black Wealth,” and it hails from the same husband and wife team behind the immensely popular website, BlackandMarriedWithKids.com – Lamar and Ronnie Tyler. It’s their 5th film (we profiled some of their previous work, like 2012’s “Still Standing,” which features interviews with black couples sharing personal stories of how they’ve overcome a series of obstacles in their marriages.
The focus of their latest effort, “Generation One: The Search for Black Wealth,” is on “the lack of generational wealth in the black community and what we can do about it.”
The film’s official synopsis reads: With the 2007 recession, the housing crisis and soaring unemployment rates leaving Black America’s wallet trapped in the crosshairs of the United States’ financial crisis, the lack of generational wealth in the African American community has never been in sharper focus. “Generation One” takes a hard look at the numbers, giving historical context to early wealth creation in the Black community and tapping the expertise of the nation’s top financial experts to weigh in not only on how Blacks fell behind, but surefire strategies families can implement to begin building a strong financial legacy for generations to come.
Certainly very topical, and should be quite informative.
Featured in the film are the contributions of David Anderson, Founder Empowerment Radio Network; Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Founder and President Economic Education; Lawrence Watkins, Founder & CEO – Great Black Speakers; Dr Boyce Watkins, Founder – FinancialJuneteenth.com; Deborah Owens, The Wealth Coach; and Patrice Washington Author – “Real Money Answers.”
The filmmakers are touring with the film currently, although it was officially released on home video platforms on July 14, and can be purchased via the website: www.GenerationOneMovie.com. You will also find future tour dates information there.
Check out the trailer below for a glimpse at what to expect: