Documentary film night and chat with Director : Generation Startup
In partnership with the U.S Embassy Bangkok and The American Film Showcase. (No Thai subtitles)

7pm, Monday June 26, 2017
Free for members and 150 baht for non-members. Join us for a skype Q&A with the director after the film.
Synopsis: GENERATION STARTUP captures the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it's an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a call-to-action-with entrepreneurship at a record low, the country's economic future is at state.

Courtesy of www.generationstartupthefilm.com/


Cheryl Miller's statement: I was drawn to making GENERATION STARTUP because our young entrepreneurs' stories spoke to me personally. Several years ago, with great trepidation, I left a well-paying, secure job as head of production at a TV production company to launch my own company. I should have done this much sooner, but it took me several decades to get up the guts. In 2013, the desire to be master of my destiny, to only make programming that engaged me to the core and inspired viewers, finally won out over my fear of failing.

I embarked on making GENERATION STARTUP soon after starting my company, stirred by the idealism, courage and determination of the recent college 6 graduates who were moving to economically depressed cities across the US to join or launch startups through a program called Venture for America. I wanted to follow several of these young entrepreneurs for an extended period of time to capture the immersive, true experience of what it's like to build a company. But not in Silicon Valley or New York. In an unexpected place: Detroit, a city built on entrepreneurship and innovation which is making a comeback, largely thanks to those very same factors.


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