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Walkabout Voices

Category: Making a Difference

  • A 17-Year-Old Environmental Warrior: Part 2

    Xiuhtezcatl talks about how he and a group of 21 young people have sued the American Government for not doing enough to stop the climate change. He also explains what it was like to give a speech in the General Assembly of the United Nations, and what it felt like to be interviewed by Rolling…

  • A 17-Year-Old Environmental Warrior: Part 1

    Xiuhtezcatl (pronounced “Shotezka”) is a hip-hop artist and an environmental warrior, quite unlike most other teenagers. He has just turned seventeen, but he has already achieved a lot. He has been involved in environmentalism since he was six, and at only fifteen he addressed the General Assembly of the United Nations, on environmental issues. He…

  • Amnesty Dublin: Part 2

    Wilhelm and Caoimhe talk about abortion as a human right. There is a lot of injustice in the world and that is why the two Irish students keep on working as the voices of the voiceless. Gender violence, immigration rights and female genital mutilation, are just some of the issues they are concerned with. Length:…

  • New Yorkers Against Gun Violence: Part 1

    Leah has been involved in the gun violation prevention movement ever since her brother was shot and killed by a burglar. She talks about how important it is to reduce the amount of weapons and to make the weapons safer. Too many people are killed in gun violence every year and many of them are…

  • Tours for Humanity

    Bo and Lisa are running a tour company in Washington DC. Part of their income is donated to different charities. They want to give back to humanity, and there is a good reason for this. Watch the film and hear their story. Length: 07:01.

  • Acting and Activism

    Chem is an 18-year-old Londoner who is simply passionate about acting. He is part of a programme called Fully Focused where young, disadvantaged people, are trained in using the power of film to challenge perceptions, raise awareness, change mindsets and transform lives. Chem is incredibly determined, and he knows he will be acting for the…

  • A Scottish Teenage Activist

    Scotland has been part of Britain for more than 300 years. However, many people want Scotland to become an independent nation again. In 2014 there was a referendum to decide if Scotland should leave Britain. The ‘No’ side won the referendum, so Scotland voted to remain in union with Britain. The ‘Yes’ side continues to…

  • India – A Vegetarian Society

    Neha and Bhuvaneshwari are strict vegetarians and members of PETA. Neha has never tasted meat as she was born into vegetarianism. Bhuvaneshwari is a vegetarian by choice. India is a country where vegetarianism is part of the culture, and is associated with cast and religion. Length: 14:21.

  • Amnesty Dublin: Part 1

    Wilhelm and Caoimhe both study at Trinity College in Dublin. When they are not engaged in their studies, they volunteer at Amnesty International. They both think it is important to try to shed light on human rights issues, a work they find very rewarding. Watch the film and learn why they do this. Length: 05:03.

  • Make Love Not Scars: Part 2

    Ria talks about the acid attack victims and their chemical burns. She also explains how she tries to raise awareness about this horrible gender-based violence. Length: 06:19.