The World We Want
The World We Want tells the inspirational stories of young student activists throughout the world actively engaged in changing lives. From Senegal to Colombia, Russia to Indonesia, and India to the United States young citizens work within the system to convince local and national leaders to pass laws that are critical to their lives.
Shot, in high-definition, on location in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Russia, Senegal and the United States The World We Want tells these remarkable stories in a fascinating and engaging feature length documentary. The film captures the dedication, determination and empowerment of the teenagers as they work together to realize their dreams.
The film follows students tackling critical issues that include banning teenage gambling, fighting taxation of local artists, creating a community constitution in a war-torn town, and securing clean drinking water for their African village. The film documents the young citizens’ struggle to convince local and national leaders to enact their proposed legislation. In addition the film takes viewers into the homes, schools, neighborhoods and personal lives of the young people to interact with their families, friends, officials and religious leaders.
After reviewing hundreds of programs in dozens of countries, Patrick Davidson (producer) selected eight stories to feature in The World We All Want:
Bosnia-Herzegovina Brcko (border of Croatia)
Columbia Alejandría (mountains of Medellin)
Indonesia Yogyakarta (East Java)
Jordan Al Karak (2 hours from Amman)
Russia Samara (500 miles southeast of Moscow)
Senegal Ross Bethio (5 hours from Dakar)
United States Vancouver, WA (suburb of Portland, OR)
The young students are the stars of the film. The movie follows the development, presentation, and implementation of social initiatives created by students in their communities. These captivating young people, ages 11 – 16, tell their stories from the heart, allowing audiences to share their struggles and dreams for the future. In sharing these inspiring stories The World We Want shows that in many ways, young people are the same all over the world: enthusiastic, emotional, passionate, articulate, engaging, and determined.