Screened as part of NZIFF 2020

Forward: Tomorrow Belongs to Us 2019

Demain est à nous

Directed by Gilles de Maistre

These bright young activists are the voices of their generation, fighting against extreme poverty, social inequalities and climate change. They are the children who will change the world.

France In French and Spanish with English subtitles
84 minutes VOD


Gilles de Maistre
Catherine Camborde
Jean-François Camilleri
Philippe de Bourbon
Yves Darondeau
Serge Hayat
Emmanuel Priou


Prune De Maistre


Michèle Hollander


Marc Demais



“Meet seven incredible young activists from around the world with unwavering courage to transform our future. While vying for an international prize for his innovative recycling program, José guides us from his native Peru to introduce pioneering kids from France, Bangladesh, Africa, the US, and beyond, demonstrating that you don’t need all the answers to fix a problem – just a brave first step.” — New York International Children’s Film Festival

“Suppose you were invited to a party along with José Adolfo the Peruvian environmental-minded banker, Arthur the French community organizer for the homeless, Aïssatou the Guinean gender equality advocate, Heena the Indian reporter and teacher, and Peter, Kevin and Jocelyn, three Bolivian child rights campaigners. All of them enjoy international recognition. All of them have created amazing social change in the lives of others and in their communities. Some have won prestigious awards. Surely you would look forward to picking their brains, maybe fish for sympathy about the lamentable state of world affairs, or simply listen to their educated discourse. But what if you arrived and realized that these highly successful movers and shakers were all only between 10 and 15 years old?” — Natja Igney, Riviera Buzz

About the Filmmaker
Gilles de Maistre is a French journalist, director and producer. He has won numerous international awards for his documentary and feature films, including an Emmy Award and the French journalism prize, the Prix Albert-Londres. Selected filmography: Mia and the White Lion (2018), The Quest of Alain Ducasse (2017), Ferocious (2002).