Appropriate for: College/University
Letter to the Next Generationby Jim Klein
Today's college students and the world they live in
Set at Kent State, twenty years after four students were shot dead by National Guardsmen during an anti-war demonstration, the film uses that benchmark event to gauge the feelings of today's students about activism, success, racism, getting ahead and having a good time. Non-judgmental in tone, Letter to the Next Generation offers significant insight into the changes of the past two decades, and starts wonderful discussions.
A first-rate work of cinema journalism! Personal and opinionated, Letter to the Next Generation is rich and dense with detail. The voices it hears are authentic, as is the filmmaker's.
The New York Times
I have just finished creating a sociology course entitled 'Values and Society.' This film will serve as an inspiration to my students.
San Francisco State University
New York Times
full review Kevin Reid
The Detroit Metro Times
AWARDS & SCREENINGS:
- P.O.V. Series, PBS Television Network