Dear Future Children

Includes Q&A

No Longer Available

Film Info
Country Listing:Germany
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Activism
Ecology & the Environment
Politics & Political Intrigue
Women & Women's Stories
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Franz Böhm
Producer(s):Johannes Schubert
Ansgar Wörner
Franz Böhm
Co-Producer(s):Jamie Gamache
Connor O'Hara
Jennie Scott
Editor(s):Daniela Schramm Moura
Cinematography:Friedemann Leis
Sound:Marco Schnebel
Marc Lehnert
Volker Armbruster


Rayan protests for social justice in Chile, Pepper fights for democracy in Hong Kong and Hilda battles the devastating consequences of climate change in Uganda. Three young women, facing gruelling obstacles, grapple with the staggering impacts of their frontline activism on their personal lives. Fear of failure and not achieving change drives them, more than their fear of violence or death. By facing fear, they transform it into something else entirely. A refreshing film focused on female activists that removes the machismo and grandstanding standard for protest documentaries, Dear Future Children offers as much contemplation as direct action. It examines topics predominantly sidelined by films where the message is more important than the messenger, and places focus on the stakes, sacrifices and supports of activism—the physical and psychological toll of fighting authority, the hidden costs of resistance in pursuit of justice and the crucial importance of community to perseverance. Angie Driscoll

Co-presented with JAYU

World Showcase program sponsored by
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