rebel for life

rebel for life


Length: 70 minutes
Language: English
Location: London & Durham County, UK
Year: 2020
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch

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, Spanish, French, German and Dutch subtitles.

Dear Earth is a second film produced on this same topic. Dear Earth has a different narrative and will be released internationally in March 2021.

Rebel for Life was released on 9 November 2020.