20-year-old Helena Marschall is one of Germany's most prominent youth climate activists, having co-created Fridays for Future Germany. Fridays for Future is a global youth-led climate awareness movement inspired by Greta Thunberg and other young activists after they sat in front of the Swedish parliament to protest the lack of action on the climate crisis. Mentored by filmmaker Anja Baron, Helena documents how she and fellow activists protest a mining company's plan to bulldoze a German village and shares her passion for climate justice and the power of youth activism.
Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds
Episode Number: 404
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BYKIDS, a series of documentaries shot by teenagers from around the world, chronicles the budding filmmakers' real-life trials and the ways they address their problems, all through the lens of a camera.
Each half-hour documentary offers a close and personal look at the lives of five international teens (Faiza, Maria, Jayshreem, Namgyal and Alcides), between the ages of 16 and 17, who are each grappling with a very real issue-from religious bullying in New York City, to displacement as a result of war, to living as an AIDS orphan in Maputo, Mozambique.
Through the power of film, the teens are able to share their stories and ultimately learn how to become activists in their own lives.