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Girls for Future

October 12, 2021

‘Girls for Future’ follows four girls as they fight for a better future. Aged between 11 and 14 years, they are all directly affected by environmental destruction and its consequences.

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The protagonists are from India, Australia, Indonesia and Senegal, respectively. In Senegal, we see the global water crisis; in Indonesia, it’s plastic waste pollution; we look at the agricultural crisis in India; and in Australia, we witness the fatal destruction in the oceans and on land through climate change. All four of the girls are directly affected by the consequences of environmental destruction. 

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In Senegal, 14-year-old Fatou has to spend hours fetching water. This leaves her with little time to study for school. Lack of access to wateraffects two billion people around the world. As Fatou testifies, it’s a lack that impacts every aspect of life.
 

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In Punjab, India, twelve-year-old Gagan faces the fatal effects of industrial agriculture. Burning crop residues in the fields is causing enormous air pollution, and the use of chemical fertilizers is ruining the soil. 
 

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In Australia, eleven-year-old Sabyah witnesses how the largest coral reef on earth, the Great Barrier Reef, has already lost more than half of its corals forever. Sabyah sees the connection to the coal industry. Australia is the second-largest exporter of this most climate-damaging fuel. 
 

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In Indonesia, we meet twelve-year-old Nina. She lives surrounded by mountains of plastic waste. Not only Nina’s country, but all of Southeast Asia has become a dumping ground for the Western industrialized countries. 
 

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The global climate crisis is multi-faceted and complex. When media or government officials speak of possible solutions, these are often described as so complex that they can hardly be implemented. Yet in this documentary, we meet four young girls, each of which it finding ways to protect and restore our climate. Their resilience is a testimony of strength and patience. Their energy and enthusiasm will inspire viewers of all ages.

Broadcasting Hours: 

Part 1: 

DW English

WED 03.11.2021 – 01:15 UTC
WED 03.11.2021 – 04:15 UTC
WED 03.11.2021 – 18.15 UTC 
THU 04.11.2021 – 09:15 UTC
SAT 06.11.2021 – 02:15 UTC
Cape Town UTC +2 | Delhi UTC +5,5 | Hong Kong UTC +8
Lagos UTC +1 | Cape Town UTC +2 | Nairobi UTC +3 
San Francisco UTC -7 | Edmonton UTC -6 | New York UTC -4
London UTC +0 | Berlin UTC +1 | Moscow UTC +3

SUN 07.11.2021 – 08:15 UTC
Cape Town UTC +2 | Delhi UTC +5,5 | Hong Kong UTC +8
Lagos UTC +1 | Cape Town UTC +2 | Nairobi UTC +3 
San Francisco UTC -8 | Edmonton UTC -7 | New York UTC -5
London UTC +0 | Berlin UTC +1 | Moscow UTC +3

DW Deutsch+

THU 04.11.2021 – 09:15 UTC
Vancouver UTC -7 | New York UTC -4 | Sao Paulo UTC -3  

SUN 07.11.2021 – 08:15 UTC 
Vancouver UTC -8 | New York UTC -5 | Sao Paulo UTC -3  


Part 2: 

DW English

WED 10.11.2021 – 01:15 UTC
WED 10.11.2021 – 04:15 UTC
WED 10.11.2021 – 18.15 UTC 
THU 11.11.2021 – 09:15 UTC
SAT 13.11.2021 – 02:15 UTC
SUN 14.11.2021 – 08:15 UTC

Cape Town UTC +2 | Delhi UTC +5,5 | Hong Kong UTC +8
Lagos UTC +1 | Cape Town UTC +2 | Nairobi UTC +3 
San Francisco UTC -8 | Edmonton UTC -7 | New York UTC -5
London UTC +0 | Berlin UTC +1 | Moscow UTC +3

DW Deutsch+

THU 11.11.2021 – 09:15 UTC
SUN 14.11.2021 – 08:15 UTC 

Vancouver UTC -8 | New York UTC -5 | Sao Paulo UTC -3  

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