Power to the Youth: Street Art for Climate and Diversity

“Art can change the world…We have to learn from the artists who were here before us”. Mural workshop participants.

In the middle of a global pandemic young people from England, Serbia and Greece create huge public street artworks highlighting their hopes and fears about equality and social justice. We hear from the young people as they produce street murals - possibly the oldest form of art - about climate change in Athens and London and in the new post-Brexit Europe, we see the production of art about diversity and migration in Belgrade and Subotica.

This short documentary follows the production of these new, giant public artworks as they are produced in the cities whilst in and out of Covid19 lockdowns. The short film explores how the creative journey of producing street art gives young people an artistic and therapeutic outlet during anxious times, whilst also giving a sense of ownership of their local environment.

  • Dominique De Villiers
    Director
    Women Uprooted
  • Maziar Bahari
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Social Justice, Art, Education
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2022
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Greece, Serbia, United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Off-Centre Productions
Director - Dominique De Villiers