THE MILLENNIAL DREAM * Dec. 7 * Bijou * 6pm
The American Dream is the cultural motif that has inspired North America for the last century. Work hard, save, sacrifice and you will get ahead. America offers the freedom of upward mobility. But over the last decade the American Dream has been called into question. For many, it no longer seems to be working. The Millennial Dream is a feature length documentary that explores the values that may replace the cultural motif known as The American Dream.
As the Millennial generation becomes the most significant portion of the work force what will change about what we want from our jobs, what education will look like, what kinds of companies will succeed in the new economy and what kinds of living communities will be desired? And what can cities and regions do to attract the new economy? Interviews with experts such as Seth Godin and the personal reflections of young workers will stir debate and dialogue around what might emerge as the Millennial Dream.
Q&A discussion following film with Eugene City Council member Emily Semple, Envision Eugene city planner Terri Harding, and filmmaker Greg Hemmings.
Emily Semple is Eugene’s ward 1 city councilor. She has lived, worked and raised her children in Downtown Eugene for over 30 years. She is a graphic design business owner and community activist educated in environmental science, including OSU’s Forest Ecology Master’s Program.
Terri Harding leads the long range planning team for the City of Eugene. The team worked with the broader community from 2010-2017 to create a vision for the next twenty years of growth in Eugene. The team’s work is centered on implementing the Envision Eugene pillars, or values, which guide local decision making about growth and development, from affordable housing to compact development and neighborhood livability. Terri came to Eugene in 1995 to study Community Planning at the U of O and never left. She’s raising her family here with her husband Jim who works at the University of Oregon.
MAKING FILMS THAT MOVE YOU – AND THE WORLD.
Filmmaker Greg Hemmings leads from the heart, making the world a better place one story at a time. His work connects individuals and the world, celebrating the universal in the particular, and exploring how our collective human narrative is unfolding against the particular backdrop of these interesting, accelerated times.
Greg’s quest has taken him around the world to tell global stories that inspire local change and share local tales with international resonance. Over 60 broadcasters have aired his work, which includes TV series and documentary films that focus on social justice, collaborative problem-solving, and sustainable growth. His work is sensitive, honest and inspiring – kind of like Greg himself.
You see, Greg doesn’t just make films about other people making positive social change, he lives this ethos, too. His companies, Hemmings House Pictures and FYA.tv (For Your Action), are certified B-Corporations, a progressive, triple-bottom-line model that sees business as a force for good by valuing people and the planet as much as profits. Greg leads a team of change-makers who share his vision of making films that make a difference, as well as his commitment to volunteerism and giving back.
Greg is himself building a movement of change, empowering others to become leaders in their own ways, in their own communities. He has mentored numerous emerging entrepreneurs and artists; his weekly podcast, The Boiling Point, celebrates positive change in business and the world; and he is an in-demand speaker about the links between documentary filmmaking, entrepreneurship, triple-bottom-line business, and social movements. Greg is increasingly asked to share his views on how companies can inspire positive change and increase brand trust trough social-impact films.
Greg Hemmings doesn’t just make films – he creates change.
– IMDb Mini Biography By: Kate Wallace