This week, at the occasion of the GoodPlanet film festival on sustainable development at Rio, the film Severn, The Voice of Our Children will be presented in the presence of Severn Cullis-Suzuki, Canadian activist and TV presenter.
In 1992, at the Rio Earth Summit, Severn Suzuki aged 12 called on the leaders of the world on the humanitarian and ecological situation of the planet. For the first time in history, a child stood up and questioned those responsible for taking care of our planet. The voice of this child, full of sincerity and good sense, her simple and straightforward words, deeply touched her audience back then. President Al Gore himself entrusted her that « she had delivered the best speech that he had ever heard in Rio ».
Our actions do not reflect our words: Planet Earth is still in the same state today, and Severn, now an adult, is expecting her first child. She once again takes the floor, explaining that although the situation is urgent, there is still time to make a change. In this emotional documentary filled with hope, Severn stands as a reference for those who, from Canada to Japan, passing by France, are taking concrete and positive action to respect biodiversity. But who will answer Severn’s appeal for change?
Director: Jean-Paul Jaud
Jean-Paul Jaud is a French television producer. He has been dedicated to cinema since 2005. He wrote and directed the movie “Our children will accuse us”, an environmentalist documentary film produced and broadcast by Canal +. “ Severn, the voice of our children” was released in theaters on November 10, 2010 and presented in preview at UNESCO and Wind Festival Calvi.