The Revolutionary Optimists – A Film

Posted on February 12, 2013


The movie The Revolutionary Optimists was played during the first day of the 2013 Shot@Life Champion Summit in Washington, D.C. It revolves around a group of children as young as 11 years old living in the slums of Kolkata, India who are advocating for change in their community; from pushing for access to clean, potable tap water to making sure that parents had their children vaccinated for Polio and other viruses. It’s a very inspiring movie because it emphasizes how passion and determination are better predictors of success than age, socioeconomic status, or geography when it comes to making a difference in the world.

Currently, the film is scheduled to be shown at Cinema Village in New York City on March 29, 2013 and at the Leammle in Los Angeles on April 19, 2013. There might be more screenings in different cities throughout the U.S., or even worldwide, so it is important to keep an eye out for updates throughout the next months.

If you know of other films, full length or short movies, also promoting social awareness and global initiatives, please share it with everyone in the Comments section. Also, see the post Short Films With Powerful Messages to view a few short films from Global Citizen.  

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