Because I Live Longer Than You!

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New People Cinema Sun, Jun 2, 2013 1:00 PM


Henriette Bornkamm and Carl Fechner, Germany, 2012, 44 mins
English and German with English subtitles.

USA Premiere.

Meet Felix Finkbeiner, who was just nine years old when he was inspired by Wangari Maathai to start Plant-for-the-Planet, a project that aims to have children plant 1 million trees in each country. Felix fights for his dream to tackle climate change through planting trees, educational campaigns and inspiring other youth around the world to join him and make our world a better place. Felix collaborates with 15-year-old Fardosa from the slums of Nairobi who fights against female genital mutilation and 13-year-old Roman from Iraq who campaigns about child abuse. When it comes to the future, these passionate youth do not want to rely on adults. Over four years we follow Felix as he travels around the world meeting with business leaders and debating with high-level politicians. Through Plant-For-the-Planet, again and again he's able to convince more youth how important it is to fight for their own dreams. Connected globally and with unbelievable energy, these youth work as professionally as adults, and are perhaps even more effective than them. ~ Daniela Rible

With short films A Footprint Towards the Future and Anna, Emma, and the Condors.

Sponsored by Green Planet Films.
Co-presented with the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Friends of the Urban Forest, TILT, and Goethe-Institut SF.

Additional Information

HENRIETTE BORNKAMM Henriette Bornkamm was born in 1976 and grew up in Southern Germany. She studied psychology in France as well as social and economic communication at the University of the Arts in Berlin. She has worked as a camera assistant for many filmmakers including Oscar nominee Michael Ballhaus, and recently moved to the director’s chair. Her latest documentary Little Tammy screened at the Bayreuth Film Festival. CARL A. FECHNER Carl Fechner is a journalist, filmmaker and producer. He is managing associate of fechnerMEDIA GmbH and is in charge of the content and artistic design of all fechnerMEDIA films and campaigns. In 2010 he made his cinema debut with The 4th Revolution: Energy Autonomy (Closing Night, SFGFF 2011).