For the last 6 years, Melati Wijsen, 18* has been fighting the plastic pollution that is ravaging her country, Indonesia. Like her, a generation is rising up to fix the world. Everywhere, teenagers and young adults are fighting for human rights, climate, freedom of expression, social justice, access to education or food. Dignity. Alone against all odds, sometimes risking their lives and safety, they protect and fight for the others. The Earth. And they change everything. Melati goes across the globe to meet them to understand where their strengths come from. From the favelas of Rio to the remote villages of Malawi, from the refugees’ frail boats off the island of Lesbos to Native American ceremonies in the mountains of Colorado, these young activists reveal a magnificent world, one of courage and joy, of commitment to something bigger than oneself. As everything seems to be or has been falling apart, these young activists show us how to strive. And what it means to be alive today.
Shot in 2019 in Greece, Lebanon, Brazil, Malawi, Indonesia, Uganda, USA
With Melati Wijsen, Mohamad Al Jounde, Mary Finn, Rene Silva, Winnie Tushabe, Xiuhtzecatl Martinez, Memory Banda
World Premiere in Cannes Film Festival 2021 – Official Selection Release
In theaters: Sept 22 in France, then the rest of the world