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This documentary series reveals an exciting Asian generation that has found its voice and is ready to use it. It’s told in a loose and humoristic documentary/road-movie style by presenters Lucas De Man (BE/NL) and Hyunsin Kim (DE/KOR).

Together, they take us on a journey to six cities in East Asia, where they meet 100+ millennials who share their stories on camera. They speak with students and professors, robotics engineers and street artists, experts in AI and expert in love and intimacy. They interview young educators, politicians, environmentalists, men, women, married, single, gay, straight—you name it.

In three episodes, Lucas and Hyunsin introduce us to this generation and show us how they’re dealing with the biggest issues they face.

What the two of them find is an inspiring cohort dealing with surprisingly similar societal issues and personal questions. Even more so than their European counterparts, Asian millennials are (re)making their way in a world built on outdated systems, institutions, and ideas. Yet Asia’s societies also seem to offer the potential for the lightning-fast change the European generation can only dream of…



1. Inside the pressure cooker. Life as a student or young professional can feel stressful. So how can we stay sane in a world that demands so much from us? Can we change the system?

2. Love and intimacy. How hard can it be to find the one, to find someone to love? Judging by the amount of single millennials all over Asia–pretty hard actually. An episode about the search for love and intimacy.

3. The new Human. The robots have arrived. How will they change, or even replace, humanity? What will our future look like? DNA modification might make it possible to live to a healthy 150 years – but do we even want to?


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Presented by:                  Lucas De Man & Hyunsin Kim 

Directed by:                    Joep van Osch

D.O.P.:                              Pepijn Robben

Production manager:      Anjet Blinde

Editor & colorist:             Luuk van Stegeren 

Sound recorder and

     sound design:            Kevin Marijnissen

Music composers:           Jasper Boeke & Rui Reis Maia

Researchers:                    Mariëlla van Apeldoorn & Miki Dai

Artistic director:              Lucas De Man

Managing director:         Wouter Goedheer

Project coordinator:        Mariëlle de Goede

Project manager:             Kimberly Major

Series producer:              Ilja Kok

International sales:          Valentín Romero - 3BoxMedia


Produced by Company New Heroes in coproduction with Copper Views film productions.

With the support of Het Zuidelijk Toneel, DutchCulture, the Netherlands Embassies in China, Japan and Korea, Performing Arts Fund NL, Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, VSB Fund, Seoul Metropolitan Government, Seoul Film Commission.


Year:              2020

Length:         3x 25 minutes   

Subtitles :     English 

Format:        16:9 Widescreen  

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