Travelling to the four corners of the globe, Gilles de Maistre’s Forward observes several young people who fearlessly advocate for changes to the societies in which they live. Whether protesting about working conditions in Bolivia or India, demanding the end of forced marriage in Guinea, or helping the underprivileged in France and the United States, today’s youth are shown to be a resourceful, inventive, future-thinking force to be reckoned with. It would seem the omnipresent young climate crisis advocate Greta Thunberg is merely the tip of the youth-activism iceberg, and this film suggests the future is in good, able hands.
Director: Gilles de Maistre
Producer: Gilles de Maistre
Screenwriter: Gilles de Maistre
Cinematographer: Gilles de Maistre
Editor: Michele Hollander
Sound: Vincent Cosson
Production Company: Mai Juin Productions