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Bigger Than Us

English title: Bigger Than Us
Original title: Bigger Than Us
German title: Bigger Than Us
France, 2021

Director: Vasseur, Flore
Production company: Elzévir Films, Big Mother Productions
Co-producers: All You Need Is Prod, France 2 Cinéma
Age recommendation: 12 years and up
Length: 96 min.
Film genre: Documentary

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. She wants to understand how to hold on and continue her action. From the favelas of Rio to the remote villages of Malawi, from makeshift boats off the island of Lesbos to Native American ceremonies in the mountains of Colorado, Rene, Mary, Xiu, Memory, Mohamad and Winnie reveal a magnificent world, one of courage and joy, of commitment to something bigger than oneself. 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.

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Produced by Oscar and César winning-actress, Marion Cotillard.

Cannes IFF 2021, IDFA Amsterdam 2021, Youngabout FF Bologna 2021, BUFF Malmö 2022, Reel 2 Real CFF Vancouver 2022 (awarded), Castellinaria CFF Bellinzona 2023, Sottodiciotto CFF Torino 2023, Taiwan CFF Taipei 2024

Website: biggerthanus.film

Study guide: German

Study guide: Italian

World sales address/es:
Indie Sales (FR)

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CinéArt (NL)