Dear Future Children


Feature Documentary
2021, 89 min


Schubert Film, Nightrunner Productions

Co-Production: Lowkey Films, Übergrafisch

Genre: Human Interest, Human Rights, Politics, Society, Youth

Funding: Kickstarter, MFG Baden-Württemberg, German Films, Bürgerstiftung Gerlingen

Support: Harvard University, Stanford University, The New York Times, The Guardian, German Federal Foreign Office

World Sales: Magnetfilm

Distribution: Germany (Camino Filmverleih) October 14, 2021, Canada (Photon Films) October 15, 2021, Switzerland (Spoton Distribution) November 9, 2021, UK/Ireland (Dartmouth Films) November 19, 2021, Austria (Stadtkino) June 3, 2022, Sweden (Smorgasbord Picture House) May 15, 2023


With global protests on the rise, Dear Future Children is a film about the new generation at the heart of this seismic political shift. We will watch as Rayen protests for social justice in Chile, Pepper fights for democracy in Hong Kong and Hilda battles the devastating consequences of climate change in Uganda. Facing almost impossible odds and grappling with the staggering impact of their activism on their personal lives, we will be asking these three young women why they keep fighting. A film about the next generation, made by the next generation.

Learn more about Dear Future Children, our team and the production process on our Official Website or on Wikipedia.

Festivals (Selection)

"Best Documentary", German Documentary Award, 2022
"Audience Award", German Documentary Award, 2022
"Audience Award", Hot Docs Film Festival, World Showcase 2021
"Audience Award", Max Ophüls Preis, Documentary Competition 2021
"Audience Award", FIFDH, International Competition 2021