Today’s teenagers are growing up in a world of widening social inequality, political apathy and economic uncertainty. They join gangs, are obese, watch porn, drink and are a menace to society, but they are also curious, kind, creative and worried about the future. Chloe Combi has travelled around the UK, talking with teenagers from all kinds of backgrounds about their lives, their fears and their dreams. Generation Z is an enlightening and funny portrait of how it feels to be young and what it takes to survive and thrive on the journey to adulthood.
Combi is a columnist for the Times Educational Supplement and writes for Guardian and the New Statesman. An article she wrote on pornography and children in 2012 precipitated a major national debate. Her work on child poverty, gangland culture and street violence she is a consultant on youth issues for the Mayor of London. Her youth project, Write Club, has had interest from UK documentary makers.
Today’s teenagers are growing up in a world of social inequality and economic uncertainty by joining gangs, drinking and are a menace to society. They're also worried about the future. Combi has talked to teenagers from different backgrounds about their lives, fears and dreams. Generation Z is an enlightening and funny portrait of how it feels to be young, to survive and thrive to adulthood.Find out more