The study, released by Pernod Ricard, revealed that:
- 9 out of 10 Australians yearn for more real-life connections
- Two-thirds of Australians think that the world is less friendly (or convivial) than it was five years ago
- Over 70 per cent of respondents say they stay home to stream a film of TV show instead of connecting with family and friends in person
Entertaining appears to be the antidote with the majority of Australians stating that sharing a meal at home with their friends was their top activity for social gathering.
“There is a universal need for us to look up from our phones and catch up n real life and connect,” says spokesman for Pernod Ricard Australia, Bryan Fry.
Forgotten how to do that? The documentary, The Convivalists serves as a reminder. It collates the beautiful testimonies of people from around the world, evoking the importance of the shared moments they define as true and authentic, which are a source of honest joy.
The film crew traveled to 12 destinations around the world, recording everything from Millennials meeting in a karaoke bar in Shanghai, friends sharing a night out in Marseille, and guests of a chic dinner in New Orleans, to New Year's Eve in Berlin, a beach aperitif in Tulum (Mexico), a Brooklyn bar, and a wedding in Goa.
Watch it here: