The documentary Millennials Against Anxiety taps both specialists and patients to discuss the outcomes of living with anxiety, and the challenges Generation Y faces amongst an increased use of technology and unrealistic life standards.
Brazilian Producer Andressa Pelachi has been working with production for over 15 years, four of those in Los Angeles, and leads the documentary production.
The most traveled and “free” generation in history is called The Millennials, or Generation Y, yet it has also been labeled perhaps the most anxious and depressed generation of all times (American Psychological Association). Historically, living abroad has never been so common, and one might even say “easy”. As everything in life, we realize that nothing can always be so easy, and that all our choices come with great consequences. One of those consequences, perhaps the biggest and most studied one in our contemporary world, is Anxiety.
“Being a foreign Producer and a Millennial myself, diagnosed with Anxiety disorder and seeing so many of my friends going through the same issues, I was excited to produce a documentary that could not only help me understand why this disorder is affecting my generation, but would also bring answers to those going through the same struggles, and perhaps don’t understand why” says Andressa.
The goal in this documentary is to make people understand what Anxiety really is, and teach viewers to empathize with those who are going through it. By trying to bring some insight in regards to what we can do to prevent anxiety, perhaps we can minimize its effect in our lives.
The documentary is in its pre-production stage, and is intended to be launched in mid 2023.