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[09/08/11 - 02:34 PM]
Video: Millennials Will Never Forget: An Andrew Jenks Short Film
The short, from the "World of Jenks" host, looks at "a cross-section of the country's millennial generation give their personal accounts of that historic day."

[via press release from MTV]

MILLENNIALS WILL NEVER FORGET: AN ANDREW JENKS SHORT FILM
by Andrew Jenks

It's been ten years since the attacks of September 11th, 2001. In memory, filmmaker, Andrew Jenks (World of Jenks, The Zen of Bobby V) has produced a short film in which a cross-section of the country's millennial generation give their personal accounts of that historic day: where they were, who they were with, and how 9/11 has impacted their lives. Watch the video after the jump.

As Millennials, we grew up in an age with dual lives: one similar to that of our parents, and one that exists completely in cyber space. We are not necessarily a generation of 'me' (that's a quick and easy assumption to make), but we are a generation whose lives are being archived for us, in real time, and for all to see, like, and comment. This is unique to our generation.

9/11 gave us a larger purpose. It was a brutal reality check that, as Americans, we are not untouchable. We suffered such incredible loss yet at the same moment we learned the true meaning of courage, bravery, and hope. Now ten years later, we understand the tremendous value in giving back. This larger arc penetrated so deeply into our generations' mindset that we not only saw the value in helping others, we actually saw endless opportunities. Our country had hit rock bottom, only to see its spirit remain intact. In a backwards way, it gave us unshakable confidence.

We praise pop-culture icons like Lady Gaga because she simply does her. No exceptions, no excuses. As a generation that demands transparency, we desperately seek those that are who they are.

But a problem still persists: the leaders of our country still cannot unite. They are not giving us any signs of hope. They are not being who they really are. So as a result, we don't really care. In a world of ever-growing transparency, a government that is not will never keep up. This isn't just about governing, but our future. We're losing the sentiment that 9/11 gave us about purpose, as individuals and as a whole.

My hope is that this short film results in time for personal reflection, then re-sparks an energy within my generation. Young people turned out in droves to elect President Obama for a reason. And in that spirit, it's up to the Millennials again to push their agenda forward. To unleash that bottled energy and showcase what we have archived in the last ten years.





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