Fourteen countries, 16 children, five continents, one voice. A film about the future of the planet, a future these children will one day help to shape. And an appeal to us all: NOT WITHOUT US!
Fourteen countries, 16 children, five continents, one voice – our young protagonists’ backgrounds and personalities are as diverse as their fears, hopes and dreams are similar. Whether they grew up in a privileged environment in the affluent western world, in the poor regions of Africa or Asia, a slum, township, city, province, steppe, rainforest, plateau, snow-covered mountain, small town, river delta or some remote, idyllic part of the world – environmental pollution, climate change, destruction of natural habitats and resources are universal topics that affect them all. And something all the children share is a fear of war, disaster, abuse and violence. The 16 children in this film reveal their thoughts, desires, fears and hopes. Inquisitive and hungry for education, they want to change the world. A film about the future of the planet, a future these children will one day help to shape. And an appeal to us all: NOT WITHOUT US!
Feature Documentary / Human Interest
Length 90’ HD (199 Little Heroes: 4×52’ / 25×5’)
A film by Sigrid Klausmann
Co-Production Gemini Film & Library and Schneegans Productions with Servus TV, with the support of Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemburg, 2016
Original Title Nicht ohne uns!
Festivals and awards (selection)
TIFF Kids, Toronto Kids International Film Festival, Canada 2017
BUFF, International Children and Young People’s Film Festival in Malmö, Sweden 2017
Vilnius Filmfestival, Lithuania, 2017
Zlin Filmfestival,Czech Republic 2016
Kinder-Medien-Festival Goldener Spatz, Germany 2016 (Award: Goldener Spatz as best documentary film)
Festival des Deutschen Films, Germany 2016 (Award: Der goldene Nils)
LUCAS – International Festival for Young Filmlovers, Germany 2016
doxs! documentaries for children and youth, Germany 2016
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, USA 2016 (Award: Children’s Jury Prize—Documentary Feature Film)
Filem’on International Children’s Film Festival Brussels, Belgium, 2016
Arras Filmfestival – Festival des Enfants, France 2016
Oulu International Children’s and Youth Filmfestival, Finland 2016
European Children’s Film Association – Nomination in the category Best European Documentary Film for Children, 2016