2018 DOCTalks Festival & Symposium

Tuesday June 12th @ 7:15pm, Room 53 Amphitheatre, UNB MacLaggan Hall - Documentary Film Screening & Talk
The Millennial Dream
The American Dream is the cultural motif that has inspired North America for the last century. Work hard, save, sacrifice and you will get ahead. America offers the freedom of upward mobility. But over the last decade the American Dream has been called into question. For many, it no longer seems to be working. As the Millennial generation becomes the most significant portion of the work force - what will change about what we want from our jobs, what education will look like, what kinds of companies will succeed in the new economy and what kinds of living communities will be desired? These themes will be discussed during a moderated talk and audience discussion. website

Greg Hemmings: Director & Producer, Hemmings House Pictures
Genevieve Coates: Online Communications, Generate Creative Consulting

Moderator: Sara Taaffe, Analyst , T4G Limited

Note: This is a public event with a $5 cash admission fee charged at the door for non-registered attendees. A Meet & Greet Social will take place after at Picaroons Roundhouse,  which the public is invited to.

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Greg Hemmings
As an entrepreneur, filmmaker, and community movement-maker, Greg Hemmings is a global thought leader in the area of positive social impact filmmaking. Greg’s focus is on how companies can inspire positive change by investing in social impact films. His commitment to positive social change has taken him and his team to all corners of the globe to tell global stories to inspire local change and local stories to inspire global change. His company Hemmings House is a certified B-Corporation and employs 12 full-time change-makers who feverishly produce filmed content that makes a difference. Hemmings House has been producing film content for the brand marketing and global broadcast industries for almost a decade. They have also created a process that engages social community and brand stakeholders in the film story experience helping to accelerate social movements that matter to them.

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Sara Taffee - Moderator
Sara is passionate about utilizing her interest and skillset in technology, innovation and data to bring positive transformative change to New Brunswick and the Atlantic Canadian region. As an Analyst at T4G Limited in Fredericton, NB, Sara works to deliver solutions using data, technology and design. In 2015, Sara graduated from the University of New Brunswick’s Renaissance College where she developed a passion for enabling change through the economy, technology and data. She’s been exploring this through her work with T4G and through co-founding Open Data Atlantic, an organization seeking to cultivate civic technology within Atlantic Canada. Outside of work, you can find Sara attempting to identify trees in the Acadian forest, playing cribbage, riding her road bike or playing guitar.

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Genevieve Coates
For The Millennial Dream project, Genevieve Coates handled the marketing and planning of our screening events and helped to facilitate townhall discussions after screenings. This project allowed Genevieve to travel to many large and small communities around New Brunswick, enforcing her belief even more that New Brunswick is a place where a new path forward built on positivity is 100% possible.