24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The Doomed Generation Z
Panel discussion / Czech language only
They were born after 1995 and belong Generation Z. Supposedly, they can’t keep their eyes off their phones, social networks are like a drug for them, they don’t care about politics, they want work to above all be fun, and they are putting off starting a family until later. On the surface their lives look easy, full of possibilities and opportunities. But they suffer from depression, anorexia, self-harming, and the fear that they can’t handle the demands placed on them by their family and society. They are afraid that they won’t fit in, and they struggle every day to break from the often hopeless situations that they have ended up in. What values do today’s young people believe in, and are the stereotypes about Generation Z true? Are they interested in spiritual matters, in God? What is their attitude to the world and how they see the future? The debate is part of the unique journalism project titled The Lost Generation Z, in which writers for the Aktuálně.cz news website explored the world of today’s adolescents, talking to young Czechs and experts.
In cooperation with Aktuálně.cz.
Czech journalist; studied journalism and cultural management at Masaryk University in Brno and studied abroad in Bordeaux. Daňková has been working at Economia Publishers for five years.
Nguyen was born in the Czech Republic, but when she was six years old, her father fell ill with cancer, and so the whole family returned to Vietnam. The father eventually succumbed to the disease, and she grew up with her younger brother and mother in Hanoi. She returned to the Czech Republic as a teenager, where she had to relearn Czech and how to fit in with her Czech peers.
Sociologist and co-founder of Behavio Labs. He studied sociology at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, focusing on the field of corruption and social trust. Founded in 2015, Behavio Labs deals with the application of behavioral sciences in marketing research and other areas.
Journalist and photographer, winner of the Czech Press Photo 2018 in the category Prague’s Changes. Vocelka has worked at Aktuálně.cz as editor and photographer in the Magazine section since September 2016. He began working in media shortly after 1989 at the North Moravian news weekly Region. Between 2000 and 2016 he worked at MF DNES in the position of lead editor, deputy editor-in-chief, and head of the Weekend supplement. As a photographer, he is the recipient of numerous international awards.
Head of the lifestyle section at Aktuálně.cz; studied journalism and international relations at Masaryk University in Brno and spent several months at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. Pros has been working at Economia Publishers for eight years.
Czech Language Only