Because I Live Longer Than You! (Weil Ich Länger Lebe Als Du!)

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.

Directors

Henriette Bornkamm and Carl Fechner

Country

Germany

Year

2012

Running Time

44 min

Watch the Film

www.weilichlaengerlebealsdu.de

   

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Because_I_Live_Longer_Than_You!.jpgMeet 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 fight for his dream to tackle climate change through planting trees, educational campaigns and inspiring other youth around the world to join him an make our world a better place. Felix collaborates with 15-year-old Fardosa from the slums of Nairobi who fight against female genital mutilation and 13-year-old Roman from Iraq who campaigns about child abuse. When it comes to the future, these passionate youths 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, this youth work as professionally as adults, and are perhaps even more effective then them.

Screening: June 02, 2013 at New People Cinema. USA Premiere.