Middle Ground is a web series from Jubilee Media that brings together groups of people with opposing viewpoints to try and find common ground. In this episode from Season 2 of Middle Ground, the filmmakers have brought together a group of three millennials and three baby boomers to talk about their similarities and differences. The millennials are: Steve, an entrepreneur; Leslie, a communication strategist; and Rock, a filmmaker. The boomers are: Toni, a business owner; Junko, a musician; and Candace, an actress/producer. The filmmakers ask each person to agree or disagree with the following statements before they then discuss them: “When it comes to work, you should do what you love;” “Millennials don’t work as hard as previous generations;” “Young people today face harder challenges than any previous generation;” and “My children will grow up in a better world than I did.
What two generations do the filmmakers bring together in this episode of Middle Ground? How do they differentiate them?
Which statements do the boomers and millennials generally agree on? Which statements are they more divided on?
How does this video serve Jubilee Media’s aim to “challenge conventional thinking, bridge people together, and inspire love?”
How might this video be different if the people in the video all had working-class jobs such as auto mechanic, factory worker, truck driver, server, bartender, and cleaning person?