Frederick Marx

Living Your Life's Purpose

Frederick Marx

Talk: Living Your Life's Purpose

Frederick Marx, Academy and Emmy nominated filmmaker most known for Hoop Dreams and the series Boys To Men?, presents a 60 minute talk using his latest short films on why all teens require and deserve initiation and mentorship. Everyone knows the African proverb “It takes a village to raise a child.” But few know Michael Meade’s apt inversion: “It takes the struggles of youth to raise a village.” It’s our job as elders to hold and contain the energy of young people during their time of furious transition. What can we do to repair this breech in the generational chain? A long-time student of these issues, Frederick Marx has some inspiring ideas.

Frederick Marx

Frederick Marx is a film producer/director. He was named a Chicago Tribune Artist of the Year for 1994, a 1995 Guggenheim Fellow, and a recipient of a Robert F. Kennedy Special Achievement Award. Frederick Marx achieved international fame for his film Hoop Dreams. It is one of the highest grossing non-musical documentaries in United States history.