Words of a Generation

About Words of a Generation

Words of a Generation is a research and short film project designed to provide a personal window into the lives of people who have lived through and are pushing rapid transformation in society. Words of a Generation is a collection of their personal stories and perspectives. It's not a study. It's by no means comprehensive. Words, instead, is a start. It focuses on seven core topics: work, consume, love, connect, play, explore and dream, and our participants’ stories are brought to life through seven short films in each country.

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10 members of India’s “Crossroad” generation born after the ’75-’77 Emergency speak proudly of India as a “land of opportunity” while sharing their own struggles for independence and space.



Growing up as teenagers during the fall of Suharto, these 10 people from across Indonesia share heartfelt insights into what it means to be part of the country’s “new democracy” generation.


Born after the Vietnam War and before the start of the “Doi Moi” economic reforms, these 10 people from across Vietnam recount being part of the greatest changes the country has ever known.


10 Malaysians, who grew up surrounded by the country’s “Vision 2020” national agenda, paint their personal stories and draw upon their hopes for the future, their families and Malaysia itself.


Our Singapore edition is a series of intimate interviews featuring the personal observations and perspectives of 10 people from Singapore’s “in-between” generation on a diverse range of topics.


Words of a Generation began in China to explore the country’s “'70s” generation through interviews with 26 people on seven core topics: work, consume, love, connect, play, explore and dream.

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