bigger than us

Bigger Than Us

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Auditorium Ivan Pictet, Maison de la paix, Geneva

With the FIFDH and the Young Activists Summit

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For six years, Melati, 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, the climate, freedom of expression, social justice, access to education or food. Dignity. Alone against all odds, sometimes risking their lives and safety, they protect, denounce and care for others. The earth. And they change everything. Melati goes to meet them across the globe. At a time when everything seems to be or has been falling apart, these young people show us how to live. And what it means to be in the world today.

This documentary film nominated at the Cannes Film Festival (2021, 95 minutes, in English) will be introduced by: 

  • Memory Banda, 2019 Young Activists Summit Laureate, and Film Protagonist 

  • Florence Lacroix, Director of Communication, International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights

  • Léna Menge, Public Relations Officer, the Graduate Institute, Geneva

  • Marina Wutholen, Director of dev.tv and Co-Organiser of the Young Activists Summit

Followed by a panel discussion with: 

  • Louise Mabulo, Founder of The Cacao Project and 2021 Young Activists Summit Laureate

  • Claudia Seymour, Senior Researcher, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, the Graduate Institute, Geneva (moderator)

  • Flore Vasseur, Film Director and Co-Producer

The panel discussion will be live streamed on the YouTube channel of the Institute.

The screening is organised in partnership with the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) and the Young Activists Summit taking place on 18 November 2021. 

PLEASE NOTE: Access to indoor public events is limited to attendees with a Swiss or European COVID certificate. In addition, face masks must be worn to all in-person events at the Graduate Institute.