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French actress Marion Cotillard is somewhat of a record-setter in Cannes. Back in 2019, she’s set a record of films presented – a total of six films over the past five years. This year, the star has added two more notches to her belt.

Along with the opening film Annette, Cotillard also presenter her executively produced ‘Bigger Than Us’.

For six years, Melati, 18, has been fighting the plastic pollution that is ravaging her country, Indonesia. Like her, a generation is rising up to fix the world. Everywhere, teenagers and young adults are fighting for human rights, the climate, freedom of expression, social justice, access to education or food. Dignity. Alone against all odds, sometimes risking their lives and safety, they protect, denounce and care for others. The earth. And they change everything.
Melati goes to meet them across the globe. At a time when everything seems to be or has been falling apart, these young people show us how to live. And what it means to be in the world today.

“What is going on right now, this movement has no name, but it’s so powerful,” said Cotillard in an interview with Deadline. “When I was a kid, our generation, they always said when it was dark hours, they would have the perspective of, ‘It’s going to get better one day in the future.’ Today, Melati’s generation, they don’t know if it’s going to get better, and it’s not going to get better if we don’t do anything about the situation, and the impact human beings have had on the planet.”

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