ReScript the Future with your vision for a better world
Are you ready for a challenge? Ready to imagine a better tomorrow by developing a concept for an inspiring documentary about our world?
Are you willing to be creative, discover a story you’re excited to tell, do some research, and come up with an imaginative way of sharing your passion and presenting your ideas?
Are you able to change the narrative to go beyond a sole focus on the peril our world is in, to also tell those stories of celebration, hope, possible solutions and positive action?
There are many ways to talk about the need for change: From the stories of our grandparents to a brilliant new idea to eliminate plastic packaging; from the inspiring friend whose quiet revolution changed the habits of a community to a passion for the natural world inspired during the isolation of lockdown. These are the stories that have potential to engage, touch and motivate humanity to change course if they are told in the right way. Impactful environmental stories of hope can be found everywhere if we are curious enough to look and brave enough to imagine.
We have put this challenge together with WaterBear, an interactive streaming platform dedicated to the future of our planet. At each station we have connected one or more of WaterBear’s films with a short tasks and reflective questions to guide you into blue-sky thinking about the vision you would like to capture and share for a better tomorrow. There are six reflection stations on the journey to the ultimate challenge. You might visit just one station before you take on the challenge, or visit more than one, or go straight to the ultimate challenge itself – ask your teacher for guidance on this.
If you are aged 13 – 24 – The ultimate Challenge invites you to submit an idea – an entry – by 15th May 2021 for a script writing competition offered through a partnership between WaterBear and the Aegean Film Festival. You can find out more about this competition by scrolling to the bottom of this page and clicking on the competition bar or you can go straight to the competition web site to enter by clicking HERE.
If you are aged 11 – 13 – Whilst you are below the age range to enter the ReScript Competition in May, you are invited, instead, to submit TWO pieces of work from the six stations below to Round Square for the “Round Square with WaterBear Challenge” awards that will be judged by a panel from WaterBear in September 2021. The deadline for submissions for these awards is Friday 10th September. You can enter individually or in small teams of up to six students. Entrants must be aged between 11 and 13 on the closing date. Further information of available awards will be added here shortly. A link to enter can be found HERE.