Bigger than Us
For six years, Melati 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.
“Bigger Than Us uses individuals to show how young people across the globe are stepping in - often against powerful opposition - where authorities aren’t. But their story isn’t just about resistance, or daring to expect more, it’s about a simple human need to belong, to want to feel part of a group, as well as a bigger cause, and how the two can overlap. Flore Vasseur isn’t that keen on exploring the ins and outs of contemporary activism nor the personalities involved. Her film has a simple aim - to make it look easy.” ~Sunil Chauhan, EyeForFilm.co.uk