The Climate Changers

We have to say No to what we don't want

"The Climate Changers" is a short documentary about civil society engagement during the historic climate conference (COP 21) in Paris in December 2015.

Journalist Samuel Schlaefli and filmmaker Esther Petsche joined activists and visited them in their ateliers, in cultural centres, hostels and on the streets to document their fight for climate justice. The film culminates in the "red lines" climate march on 12.12.2015 near the Tour d`Eiffel with thousands of participants.

The mobilisation in Paris showed: the fight against climate change has evolved into a full grown global grassroots movement that unites people with all kinds of different backgrounds and motivations. No longer are those global citizens willing to wait for solutions by their national leaders. They take the streets to promote their vision of a more just, a more peaceful and sustainable world.

Director(s): Samuel Schlaefli, Esther Petsche
Script: Samuel Schlaefli
Production: Samuel Schlaefli, Esther Petsche
Music: Ken Verrecke, Hawes
Year: 2015
Duration: 47 min
Picture format: 16:9
Our age recommendation: 12
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: Switzerland
Shooting Locations: France
Screening rights: Esther Petsche ()
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Main topic(s): Climate Human Potential
Secondary topics: climate interconnection cooperation activism
Mentions: Paris conference COP 21 Paris 2015 grassroots climate movement protest civil society activism green washing art demonstration sponsor corporate ngo
Topic Page(s): Climate Human Potential

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