Bigger Than Us
This brand new documentary tells the tale of seven young activists from seven different parts of the world; from Rio de Janeiro to Jakarta. These seven individuals represent a whole generation of young activists who fight tirelessly and determinedly for causes such as human rights and the climate crisis, the right to an education and access to food.
One person connects the different parts of the tale: Indonesian activist Melati Wijsen (b. 2001), who channels her energy into the fight against plastic pollution. She meets with the other six activists on her journeys, and through her we also get an insight into their respective battles for social change and revolution. These remarkable young people already have impressive merit lists of achievements. Their perseverance is testimony of a dedication to something much larger than themselves, and we can see how they in turn get strength and motivation from the knowledge that they are part of something bigger. This way, they can confidently face the future.
Flore Vasseur (b. 1973) is a French filmmaker and author from Annecy. She has previously directed the documentary Meeting Snowden (2017). Bigger Than Us (2021) was screened at Cannes, as well as at Bergen International Film Festival.
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Director Flore Vasseur
Screenplay Flore Vasseur
Cinematography Christophe Offenstein
Producer Denis Carot, Marion Cotillard, Flore Vasseur
Cast Xiuhtezcati, Melati Wijsen, Rene Silva, Mohamad Al Jounde,Memory Banda
Production Company Elzévir Films, Big Mother Productions, All you need is prod, France 2 Cinéma
Distribution Indie Sales
Runtime 1h 35m
Language English, Indonesisk, Portuguese
Age limit 6
This film is in competition for the Audience Award.