#CellphoneAddict, #Lazy, #TechnologyAndCelebrity, these are among the many labels people put on generation Z(mostly teenagers). “brb”, “pfp”, “tbh”, this young generation seems to have created their own language that makes people in other cohorts completely clueless. So many others would say, “don’t just scroll through your Tiktok or Instagram, do something useful.” However, it is easy for outsiders to forget what it feels like to be a teenager. Ignoring generation Z’s distinctive opinions and critical thinking is now a very common mentality among the older cohorts.
Generation Z doesn’t want to be judged merely based on their entertainment, or labeled unfairly by others who do not understand. Recently, a couple of high school students worked together and produced a micro-documentary “In Between Us”. Through documenting their real-life experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, the students wanted to encourage more teenagers to express their difficulties and thoughts in this special situation and even in the future.
This film focuses on distinctive perspectives from three different teenagers: a high school girl studying abroad redefining “family” and “home” during her time living alone, a teenage influencer figuring out her true self through others’ opinions, and a boy in quarantine trying to understand his loneliness and thoughts.
The creators of this documentary would like to host an online screening event through zoom, hoping to magnify generation z’s voice and inspire other teenagers to share their stories. Anyone interested is welcome to join this event. People who want to support this cause can donate at their own discretion and the creators will put that money into building a film festival, dedicating to teenage film producers who wish to share their thoughts and stories to the world through an artistic approach.
“In Between Us” is the voice of the youth. During the Pandemic, living abroad, and in solitude, it is inevitable that we will face doubt and trouble. But this documentary encourages generation Z to face the hardship head-on. Because if we speak loud enough, eventually there will be echoes, and eventually people will hear us. Just like the quote at the end of the film, “Just like you, each of us is struggling with the suffering, but we firmly believe that there will be a rainbow waiting for us behind the thick dark clouds. To everyone who is still working hard, we are with you.”
If you agree with us and want to support more Gen Z to speak up for their voices. All funding will be used for supporting international students' movie creation.
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