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    Wed, 19 Dec 2012 14:41:48

    Watch First Episode of Scion AV's "Young Americans" - It's directed by Lance Bangs

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    Calling all Young Americans!

    Scion AV has launched Young Americans in collaboration with VICE – an eight-part series about what really went down in 2012 and what young people had to say about it.

    We want you to watch the entire first episode, but before you do, let us prep and prime you with some information about what exactly Young Americans is.

    Filmmaker Lance Bangs, husband of Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney fame, and his crew traveled across the United States talking to hundreds of young adults about their hopes, fears, concerns and frustrations. From parking lots, backyards, offices, protest sites, parks, couches, and convenience stores a wide range of underrepresented voices and viewpoints emerged.

    In the first episode of Young Americans, debuting on Scion AV's YouTube Channel, we meet a handful of young adults from across the country to find out how they spent their summers. Future episodes will include young people's take on the economy, the American Dream, social media, higher education and more.

    Of the series, Bangs says, "I began the shoots feeling a sense of detachment and frustration from many of the young people I was meeting and filming, who were largely concerned with navigating a stressed financial landscape. As my travels went on and the election year backdrop ramped up, people became more engaged in conversations about the direction of the country and carving out their own place within it."

    Watch the first episode here or below.

    Did you enjoy Young Americans?

    —Maggie Pannacione

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