Friday, 23 April 2010

Lost Generation

In honour of Earth Day and the necessity of hope for our future, I'd like to share this short video with you.

In 2007-08, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) held a video contest for young film makers entitled "u@50" to explore what the future would be like for today's youth. This video, entitled Lost Generation, won second place (although many feel it deserved first place for its originality and cleverness). It was created by Jonathan Reed, a 20-year-old Film Studies major at Georgia State University.

Be sure to watch the ENTIRE video -- it has a twist at the end!

12 comments:

Patti said...

what an amazing palindrome; generation on the other side of the mirror.
beauty debra
thanks for sharing
and hi!
p

Turquoise Diaries said...

Happy Earth Day..I will try to watch the video if my old pc lets me :))

mxtodis123 said...

Totally great. Should have taken first place. So original. Thanks for sharing it.
Mary

Twain12 said...

totally cool

faerwillow said...

~what a twist this was...and emotional...i was at first bothered by her words and then she started reading again...a powerful piece this is...words we all need to remember...we do have a choice...thank you so for sharing this with us...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

Paul C said...

Yes, what a wonderful video. I have used it as a class studio. Very clever and meaningful.

BugginWord said...

I never get tired of that video. Coincidentally, I never get tired of you. Or cheesecake.

Patsy said...

Thank you for posting this - will take a good look at the video in just a minute. I've no idea what happened, but I went to 'approve' you blog comment and it disappeared?!? :o(

Hope all is well with you. :o)

YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

absolutely wonderful..so smart and so true..bless those kids.

Judith said...

very clever!

Eternally Distracted said...

Dagnammit, I will need to come back after work... I will need to come back anyway, it appears I have missed lots recently!

Hope your surgery went well and that you are on the road to recovery - I'll be sure to catch up :0)

Beatnheart said...

loved this...Thank you..