Award-Winning New Documentary About Youth Activism Worldwide DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN To Be Released Widely In UK Cinemas This November | The Fan Carpet

Award-Winning New Documentary About Youth Activism Worldwide DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN To Be Released Widely In UK Cinemas This November

19 November 2021

The Upcoming “Powerful work” - 5 stars

Film Review Daily – 4 stars

Movies1 “Powerful, compelling and illuminating”– 4 stars

The Guardian – 3 stars

A film about the next generation by the next generation

An inspiring portrait of youth activism... challenges audiences to remain hopeful for their sake. These stories should encourage young audiences to keep up the good fight.“ POV Magazine

Dartmouth Films is delighted to announce that it will be releasing director Franz Böhm’s award-winning documentary DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN widely in UK cinemas from 19th November.

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.


DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN is produced by Johannes Schubert (Schubert Film), Ansgar Wörner, Franz Böhm (Nightrunner Productions) and co-produced by Jamie Gamache, Connor O'Hara, Jennie Scott (Lowkey Films), and at just 22 years old, Franz Böhm is the youngest ever winner of the Hot Docs Audience Award.

Director Franz Böhm said "This project presented us with a unique opportunity to examine activism through a modern, and distinctly young, lens. We collaborated closely with local activists, filmmakers and journalists to find suitable protagonists and to establish a healthy relationship with all those whose spaces we were entering. We knew that we needed to connect with our subjects on a personal level in order to build a solid foundation of trust between our crew and our subjects. We sincerely believe that that trusting relationship is well documented throughout the film.

For them, we aren't a foreign media organization coming in and dramatizing their stories. To our subjects we are comrades; we are the same age, we often share similar feelings, we laugh about the same jokes and deal with our anxieties about the world in similar ways, but most importantly, their problems are our problems. We aren't journalists to them, we are friends. It was only through this slow building of our relationship that we were able to get such an intimate portrait of our protagonists innermost struggles.“



Germany, UK, Austria 2021, documentary, 89 min.

OV: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Luganda
ST: English, German, French

Format: HD/DCP, 16:9, 5.1, 25 fps, color
Genre: Human Rights, Politics, Society, Youth, Activism

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BIOGRAPHY Franz Böhm – director
Franz Böhm is a filmmaker originally from Stuttgart, Germany. At 16, after working his way up to first Assistant Director, he made his first solo film "Harmonie der Anderen". Franz' next project found him living with youth experiencing homelessness, the resulting documentary, "Christmas Wishes", was selected as the opening film for the German Youth Film Awards. Franz then directed the short drama "Good Luck" which premiered at the British Independent Film Festival. Following his work for the National Film & Television School and the documentary production company, 1185 Films, Franz is currently developing new projects in London. DEAR FUTURE CHILDREN is his debut feature film. 

Director                                                 Franz Böhm
Producers                                             Ansgar Wörner, Johannes Schubert (Schubert Film), Franz Böhm
                                                                (Nightrunner Productions)
Co-Producers                                       Jamie Gamache, Connor O'Hara, Jennie Scott (Lowkey Films)
Creative Producer:                              Nico Gerspacher (Übergrafisch)
Associate Producer:                            William Sell, Enzo Gromiko
Unit Production Manager:                                 Fabian Lieb
Director of Photography                    Friedemann Leis
Editor                                                     Daniela Schramm Moura
Sound Design                                        Marco Schnebel, Marc Lehnert
Re-Recording Mixer                            Volker Armbruster
Original Music Composer                   Hannes Bieber, Leonard Küßner
With the support of                            MFG Filmförderung, Kickstarter Campaign


  • Global Health Film Festival (2021)
  • Foyle Film Festival, Derry (2021)
  • Leeds international Film Festival (2021)
  • Into Film Festival, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales (2021)
  • Irish Film Institute, International Human Rights Day (2021)
  • “Audience Award for Best Documentary”, Max Ophüls Preis, World premiere, Documentary Competition, Germany (2021)
  • “Audience Award”, FIFDH - International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights,  International Creative Documentary Competition, Switzerland (2021)
  • CPH:DOX, Copenhagen, Denmark, Denmark (2021)
  • “Hot Docs Audience Award”, Hot Docs, Toronto, World Showcase, Canada (2021)
  • MILLENIUM International Documentary FF, International Competition, Belgium (2021)
  • First Steps Awards, Germany (2021)
  • "Film Award "Umdenken" & Best Film Music", NaturVision Filmfestival, Germany (2021)
  • Bio-Bio Festival, Denmark (2021)
  • EIDF (EBS International Documentary Film Festival), Festival Choice Competition: Global, South Korea (2021)
  • Docs Ireland Belfast, UK (2021)
  • Nancy IFF, Documentary Competition, France (2021)
  • Millennium Docs Against Gravity Film Festival, Amnesty International Competition, Poland (2021)
  • Astra Film Festival, Documentary Worldviews, Romania (2021)
  • Beldocs, Teen programme competition, Serbia (2021)
  • Europe on Screen, Indonesia (2021)
  • SILBERSALZ internationales Wissenschafts- und Medienfestival, Germany (2021)
  • “GrandPrix”, FreDD, Official Competition, France (2021)
  • Environmental Film Festival Planet On., Colombia (2021)
  • Taiwan Human Right Film Festival, Taiwan (2021)
  • FEST - New Filmmakers / New Films Festival Espinho, Golden Lynx Competition, Portugal (2021)
  • Inconvenient Films, Youth Voice Award Competition & Opening Film, Lithuania (2021)
  • Szemrevaló | Sehenswert, Hungary (2021)
  • Kinotrip International Film Festival, Slovenia (2021)
  • Monde En Vues, Festival International du Film des Droits de l’Homme de Guadeloupe, France (2021)
  • Another Way Film Festival, Official Competition & Opening Film, Spain (2021)
  • VERZIÓ - International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Hungary (2021)

About Dartmouth Films
Dartmouth Films
are pioneers in Britain of independent documentaries—finding new ways of funding, making and distributing films which have impact. Recent titles include Grierson-nominated BANK JOB (Hot Docs ‘21), BFI-backed ONE MAN AND HIS SHOES (LFF, SXSW ‘20), BIFA-winning CHILDREN OF THE SNOW LAND and BAFTA-nominated A CAMBODIAN SPRING

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