OK, I got it wrong. I admit that I, and a lot of people of a certain age, looked at the current millennial generation as being politically apathetic; more interested in their iPhones and fraternizing on social media, than getting politically involved, and taking, head on, the critical issues of today.
Well, I freely confess that I was wrong. Political activism is very much alive and well among the younger generation, continuing the long historical tradition among black folk, and not only just in the U.S. The currently in-the-making new documentary, “Generation Revolution,” chronicles the work and efforts by young black political activists in London who are determined to change the social and political landscape in the city, and beyond.
Jointly co-directed and produced by Cassie Quarless and Usayd Younis, “Generation Revolution,” according to the filmmakers, will focus on “groups… [that] aim to build a world that is free from all forms of oppression, whether race, gender or class-based. Some favor raucous direct action and passionate debate, whilst others challenge the idea of the ‘staid and serious’ political activist.”
In addition… “This film goes beneath the surface, beyond the banners and smoke bombs, to discover what really makes this new generation of young black and brown activists tick.”
The filmmakers have established an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to raise $12,000 by the end of December, to help fund post-production on the film, as well as marketing and promotion, and to help with related screenings and workshops.
If this sounds like your kind of project, they sure would appreciate your help.
You can contribute via the project’s Indiegogo page here.