Docu-Forum - Online Dear Future Children


Wed, 29.09.2021

6:30 PM

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata

A film by Franz Böhm
Duration 89 minutes, Germany, UK, Austria, 2021, English, Spanish, Cantonese, Luganda with English subtitles

With global protests on the rise, Dear Future Children is a film about the new generation at the heart of this seismic political shift. We will watch as Rayen protests for social justice in Chile, Pepper fights for democracy in Hong Kong and Hilda battles the devastating consequences of climate change in Uganda. Facing almost impossible odds and grappling with the staggering impact of their activism on their personal lives, we will be asking these three young women why they keep fighting.

Franz Böhm is a filmmaker originally from Stuttgart, Germany. At 16, after working his way up to first Assistant Director, he made his first solo film "Harmonie der Anderen". Franz' next project found him living with youth experiencing homelessness, the resulting documentary, "Christmas Wishes", was selected as the opening film for the German Youth Film Awards. Franz then directed the short drama "Good Luck" which premiered at the British Independent Film Festival. Following his work for the National Film & Television School and the documentary production company, 1185 Films, Franz is currently developing new projects in London. Dear Future Children is his debut feature film.

Festivals and Awards:  

“Audience Award for Best Documentary”, Max Ophüls Preis, World premiere,
Documentary Competition, Germany (2021)

“Audience Award”, FIFDH - International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights,
International Creative Documentary Competition, Switzerland (2021)

CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark, Denmark (2021)

 “Hot Docs Audience Award”, Hot Docs, Toronto, World Showcase, Canada (2021)

MILLENIUM International Documentary FF, International Competition, Belgium (2021)

First Steps Awards, Germany (2021)

"Film Award "Umdenken" & Best Film Music", NaturVision Filmfestival, Germany (2021)

Bio-Bio Festival, Denmark (2021)

EIDF (EBS International Documentary Film Festival), Festival Choice Competition: Global, South Korea (2021)

Docs Ireland Belfast, UK (2021)

Nancy IFF, Documentary Competition, France (2021)


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You can watch the film using the Vimeo link which will be sent to you on 29 September 2021 at 6:30 pm IST.

After the first screening, from 8:00 pm IST, you can join the film maker for a live discussion on Facebook which will be open to all.

You can ask questions by writing in the 'comment' section while the live stream of the discussion is being broadcast.