rebel for life
rebel for life
Length: 70 minutes
Location: London & Durham County, UK
Subtitles: English (Spanish, French, German and Dutch versions are in production)
a powerful story about our ultimate challenge: to protect life on earth
Rebel for Life is a truly engaging story about a young hospital doctor who has turned into a radical climate activist. Dr. Vishal Chauhan, son of Indian immigrants, was working as a hospital doctor in the UK. Understanding that the Climate Crisis is a Health Crisis he makes a big sacrifice: he gives up his well-paid job as a doctor and his comfortable life to join the climate movement Extinction Rebellion. Together with his new friends he besieges the centre of London and a coal mine in the north of England. Radical system change is needed, Vishal says, and there is no time to lose: “We’ve got only one generation left to survive on this Earth.” Community is key in everything the movement proposes. But then COVID-19 hits the world … Will there be a future for all of us on Earth?
Non-violent civil disobedience is at the heart of Extinction Rebellion’s strategy to fight for change. Some Extinction Rebellion activists, including Vishal, have been trained in mindfulness and peaceful activism in Plum Village, France.
Recorded in London and Durham County, UK.
Rebel for Life is co-produced by Dutch broadcasting organisation KRO-NCRV. The film is English spoken. Also available with English subtitles. Spanish, French, German and Dutch film versions are in production.
Dear Earth is a second film produced on this same topic. Dear Earth has a different narrative and will be released internationally early 2021.
Rebel for Life will be released on 9 November 2020.