Not Without Us! - Schools Screening


Offering a perspective of the lives of children from around this world, this deceptively simple but inspirational documentary raises a whole raft of questions about the world in which we live today, and what it offers for the citizens of tomorrow.

Following 16 children from 14 countries over five continents, the young protagonists’ backgrounds and personalities are as diverse as their fears, hopes and dreams are similar. Whether they are growing up in a privileged environment in the affluent western world, in the poor regions of Africa or Asia, a slum, township, city, province, steppe, rainforest, plateau, snow-covered mountain, small town, river delta or some remote, idyllic part of the world – environmental pollution, climate change, destruction of natural habitats and resources are universal topics that affect them all. Some factors common to many of the children’s concerns include a fear of war, environmental destruction, child labour, prostitution and criminality, though equally they often refer to shared values and similar desires for education, work opportunities, home, family and friends. The 16 children in the film reveal their thoughts, desires, fears and hopes, and how they would want to change the world.

Interviewed whilst undertaking their individual journey to school – not a reality enjoyed by all young people – the variety of modes of transport (including on foot, bike, bus, boat, subway, donkey, skateboard and ski) reflect the many and varied voices of young people across the world today.

Dir: Sigrid Klausmann
Germany 2016 / 1h27m / Age 10+
German, Arabic, English, French, Hindi, Icelandic, Japanese, Lao, Nepali, Xhosa and Spanish with English subtitles

We are open for school bookings from 11:00 on Thu 24 August until Fri 3 November (with priority booking at our Teachers Preview).

Please book early as many films sell out. To be certain of our assistance with your travel arrangements please book before Wed 27 September.

To book, please call DCA Box Office on 01382 909 900.