rebel for life
rebel for life
Length: 70 minutes
Location: London & Durham County, UK
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch
a powerful story about our ultimate challenge: to protect life on earth
***** ABSOLUTELY STUNNING
***** IN THE SPIRIT OF THICH NHAT HANH
***** A NEEDED MESSAGE RIGHT NOW AND FOR MANY YEARS TO COME (Br. Phap Dung)
***** I FEEL INSPIRED AND UPLIFTED.
Rebel for Life is a powerful story about climate activism, the spirit of community and the future of life on Earth. At the centre of this story we follow Vishal, a young hospital doctor who has turned into a full time climate activist. Understanding that the Climate Crisis is a Health Crisis Vishal 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 is released internationally in March 2021.
Rebel for Life was released on 9 November 2020.
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