About the Project
Generation Revolution brings to screen the powerful story of a new generation of black and brown activists who are changing the social and political landscape in the capital and beyond. This feature-length documentary film follows an exciting new breed of organisations as well as the young Londoners that are part of them.
The London Black Revolutionaries, or ‘Black Revs’, have a predilection for dramatic, raucous, direct action. R Movement challenge the idea of the ‘Staid and Serious’ political activist and The Black Dissidents are a new organisation intent on furthering the fight against oppression along the lines of race, class and gender.
The film vividly chronicles the evolution of our characters as they experience personal and political awakenings, breakthroughs and, at times, disillusionment. Generation Revolution offers a unique and original glimpse into the rewarding but difficult path that must be trodden in the struggle for personal, social and political liberation.
Beyond the Film
There is already a hunger amongst London’s young people to have an active discussion around many of the ideas approached in the film, such as the crises of homelessness, gentrification and racism.
Generation Revolution is being used as a platform to facilitate discussions about the issues that affect young black and brown communities both in the UK as well as on an international stage. The film is often shown alongside workshops and Q&As which explore how best to address the issues explored in the documentary.
Usayd Younis is an award-winning director and producer based in London. He has made feature length documentary, documentary shorts and scripted films.
Cassie Quarless is a producer/director with a background in comedy and documentary shorts, having produced short-form content for The Wagon, Futurelearn & UCL, amongst others. He has studied Digital Anthropology at UCL and has a strong interest in the imagining of and potential for radical futures.
Nse Asuquo is an experienced editor who's portfolio includes The Stuart Project, The Unfinished Conversation and Martin Luther King & The March On Washington for John Akomfrah. Her work has been nominated at the Sundance Film Festival in Best Editing, Audience Award & Grand Jury Prize World Cinema Documentary categories as well as for the BAFTA Television Awards.