Hope in the face of mankind’s greatest crisis? FRIDAYS succeeds in uniting global threats and the irrepressible spirit of survival of an entire generation in one powerful film.
The all-pervading power of a dreaming child leads into the real struggle of seven young people across Earth’s
continents. The film makes it possible to experience the real challenges of our time, which put these children’s future at a crossroads. At the same time, FRIDAYS visualizes the dreams and visions of millions of young people who have joined the largest youth climate movement of all time, „Fridays for Future“, to save the world together.
FRIDAYS tells a hopeful story of determination, courage, joie de vivre and
perseverance in the face of life threatening crises. Seven young people, who are particularly affected by the problems of our time, give us exclusive insights into their everyday lives in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Africa, North and South America.
The children’s related individual stories are connected by dreamy, philosophical sequences of a little girl (between seven and nine years old). We hear her voice as she talks about her dreams and roams nature in lyrical, playful passages, traveling through both scenes of destruction and also refuges that inspire confidence. She always remains unrecognizable, vague in appearance, a kind of intimated conscience of our time. She allows us to participate gently, childishly and yet painfully consistently with her in her thoughts about the future of the planet – because her future is at stake. She juggles with what she dreams up, as she would with balls in the air, so playfully that it seems unimaginable that her worst nightmares have long since become real.
We realise: What is happening right now is no bad dream. It is a glimpse into our future. And we have but a few years left to change it for the better. FRIDAYS is dedicated to this generation that puts a gun to our heads in a forceful and frightening, yet also in a confident and life-affirming way, reminding us all that we have only this one planet.