Documentary winners for Dear Future Children make film accessible to watch anywhere.
Two weeks ago, on Friday, October 15, 2021, select box offices welcomed the 2021 Toronto Hot Docs Film Festival winning documentary, Dear Future Children. The riveting film is said to be “a film about the next generation made by the next generation.” The one hour and 29-minute documentary won the “Hot Docs Audience Award”, which means it was the strongest movie based on the viewers’ ratings.
The film premiered on January 18, 2021, at the 42nd Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival in Germany and also took the “Audience Award for Best Documentary.” The popularity of the production has continued to grow globally ever since.
The German-British-Austrian co-production invites audiences to witness the lives of three young activists from Chile, Hong Kong and Uganda fighting for change to issues regarding political reform and climate change.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, theatres are still trying to accommodate under strict restrictions and regulations. However, the team at Photon Films is making the documentary available on video on demand (VOD) for everyone worldwide who either wants to view it again or are experiencing it for the first time.
It’s a unique film that focuses on youth from different regions of the world united by one major thing: activism. The documentary puts a microscopic lens on the three young protagonists as the audiences get to see the world from their perspectives and what’s happening around them. The bottom line is to show how much today’s young people care deeply about world issues and promises hope for a better future as they try to fix the problems for a more justified, humane world system and society in so many industries.
The German-born director of Dear Future Children, Franz Böhm commented on the vision for the film, “This project presented us with a unique opportunity to examine activism through a modern, and distinctly young, lens. We collaborated closely with local activists, filmmakers and journalists to find suitable protagonists and to establish a healthy relationship with all of those whose spaces we were entering.”
This production is not just a film on its own, but rather serves as a movement for other movements as well. The project was backed by almost 400 supporters on Kickstarter and wouldn’t have been made possible without their crowdfunded support.
Dear Future Children is available in select theatres and is available to stream on VOD now.