May

Bigger Than Us

Flore Vasseur

Dutch-Indonesian environmental activist Melati (20) goes on a road trip, meeting young people who work for a better future. From Malawi to Brazil to Lebanon, young activists rise up for free speech, the environment, refugees and girls’ rights, and the right to education. Hopeful and inspirational.

Melati Wijsen’s activism began at a very young age, campaigning to ban plastic bags from Bali. Now she wants to connect with people from all over the world who have the same kind of passion. She visits six activists who, all in their unique way, confront major challenges.

Like Memory from Malawi, fighting against child marriages and sexual violence. Mohamed, a young Syrian refugee, who built a school in a Lebanese refugee camp. Rene, bringing news from the the Rio favela’s that the mainstream media won’t report. Rapping activist Xiuhtezcatl from the US, who goes up against fossil fuel companies. Mary, rescuing migrants on the Mediterranean Sea. And Winnie, a Ugandan female farmer, helping refugees to survive through permaculture. It’s a portrait of a powerful and impassioned generation focused on repairing the world before it’s too late.

These On Tour screenings of Bigger Than Us are presented to you by the European Union. 

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Credits

Director
Flore Vasseur
Type
Documentary
Country
France
Year
2021
Language
English
*theatres with English subtitles

Theatres, dates and times

Alkmaar
Tue 10 May at 19:00 in Filmhuis Alkmaar
Amersfoort
Mon 9 May at 20:15 in De Lieve Vrouw
Amsterdam
Sun 29 May at 19:30 in Kriterion*
Apeldoorn
Tue 10 May at 20:00 in Gigant
Arnhem
Wed 25 May at 19:00 in Focus Filmtheater
Delft
Thu 12 May at 19:30 in Filmhuis Lumen
Den Haag
Sun 8 May at 14:00 in Filmhuis Den Haag*
Deventer
Mon 23 May at 20:30 in MIMIK
Enschede
Mon 16 May at 19:30 in Concordia
Groningen
Tue 10 May at 20:30 in VERA Zienema*
Hilversum
Tue 10 May at 20:00 in Filmtheater Hilversum
Leiden
at 19:00 in Kijkhuis*
Maastricht
Mon 23 May at 19:30 in Lumière Cinema*
Middelburg
Tue 10 May at 20:00 in Cinema Middelburg*
Nijmegen
Wed 18 May at 19:30 in LUX
Utrecht
Mon 9 May in Louis Hartlooper Complex
Wageningen
at 19:30 in Movie W*