I Am Gen Z


Investigated through expert interviews and the web lens of Generation Z, the documentary explores how the explosion of the digital revolution is impacting our society, our brains and mental health, how the forces driving it are working against humanity and have put us on a dangerous trajectory that has huge ramifications for this first generation growing up with mobile digital technology.


100min | United Kingdom | 2021


Directors: Liz Smith

In the late 90s Liz Smith joined one of Silicon Valley’s early internet companies, Yahoo!. In 2002 she left that world to study at The London Film School and has been a filmmaker ever since but in 2017 those two worlds came together as she started to investigate the unintended consequences of the web and the impact of smartphones on our mental well-being and freedoms. Liz is interested in what makes human beings tick, and how psychology, philosophy and politics drive contemporary behaviour. Through documentaries, live shows and podcasts she explores these themes with a strong focus on human rights and mental health. You can find out more about her work at www.liz-smith.com.



Writers:  Liz Smith | Producers: Chantelle de Carvalho | Editing: Liz Smith | Music: Kim Halliday | Language: English | subtitles: Arabic