FRONTLINE: Generation Like
From the producer behind FRONTLINE's The Merchants of Cool, examine the evolving, complicated relationship between teens and the companies that target them.
Thanks to social media, today's teens are able to directly interact with their culture - artists, celebrities, movies, brands, and even one another - in ways never before possible. But is that real empowerment? Or do marketers still hold the upper hand? In Generation Like, author and FRONTLINE correspondent Douglas Rushkoff (The Merchants of Cool, The Persuaders) explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media - and exposes the game of cat-and-mouse that corporations are playing with these young consumers. Do kids think they're being used? Do they care? Or does the perceived chance to be the next big star make it all worth it? The film is a powerful examination of the evolving and complicated relationship between teens and the companies that are increasingly working to target them.
Producer: Douglas Rushkoff, Frank Koughan
Executive Producer: David Fanning
Production Company: Left/Right
Production Year: 2014
Copyright Year: 2014
Host: Douglas Rushkoff
Narrator: Will Lyman
Talent: Douglas Rushkoff
Writers: Douglas Rushkoff, Frank Koughan
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen