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Mar 19, 2018 - The Peace Boat documentary about youth fighting against climate adds screenings around the world
The documentary about a group of youth from Small Island States travelling onboard Peace Boat continues its international journey. The documentary will be screened this week in Bonn, Germany, as part of the Global Festival of Actionfor Sustainable Development, which takes place in the German city from March 21 to 23. This festival, organized by the UN SDG Action Campaign, provides a dynamic and interactive space to showcase the latest innovations, tools and approaches to SDG implementation and connect organizations and individuals from different sectors and regions.

The film has also been selected for the Kids First! Film Festival in the US. Screenings of the film will be available in more than 50 venues that partner with this event. Now in its seventeenth year, the Kids First! Film Festival offers a showcase for short and features films from major studios as well as independent and student filmmakers. Youth are given a true voice - as curators, audience members, critics, volunteer staff and as filmmakers showing their own work. According to the Kids First Jurors, the Peace Boat's documentary"is crucial for Millennials, because they have the power to change the outcome of our planet. Young adults will enjoy seeing their peers travelling around the world and speaking out".

In the next months, the film will also be featured in different film festivals around the world. In April, it will be screened in the IFF Ekotopfilm-Envirofilm in Bratislava, Slovakia. With 44 old years history, this festival is the oldest event of its kind in the world. This year they had more than 1,300 submissions from all around the world to choose from. Another platform to see the film will be the 12th edition of Voices from the Waters International Traveling Film Festival, in Bangalore, India. Over the last eleven years, this event has brought together film directors, grass-root level water activists, environmentalists, scientists, policymakers, scholars and artists, from all walks of life to engage in a process of learning and debate on various water issues from around the world. Finally, the Tale of Ruby Rose Festival has also chosen the film to be screened in a series of pop up screenings around Tasmania, Australia.In the past months, Against the Tide' has been also screened in Seychelles and Micronesia by some of the youth taking part in the programme. Screenings in Fiji, Kiribati and Maldives are also planned in the coming months.

Against the Tide: Trailer from Peace Boat on Vimeo.