WHY VOYAGE FOR CHANGE?
So many times we ask ourselves "Why Voyage for Change?" and the answer is always " if not now, then it will be too late".
Let us be fully aware that we are in the middle of a ‘sixth mass extinction’ because of climate change and perhaps we now (in 2020) have a deadline of 12 years to pull things back or else we will perish as a civilization and with us, countless other life forms. For decades we have known about this “impending crisis” and chose to look the other way.
But, now there is a collective awakening of children in the world. We believe that for the first time in the history of human civilization children are having to strike and march all over the world to protect their future and the future of all life on Earth.
“Voyage for Change” is part of this collective movement of children. Our motive is being the voice of this collective ‘rise in consciousness’ of children across the world. “Voyage for Change” is not merely a film but also a film-activism movement, which aspires to transform the prevailing narrative from “the future is in crisis” to “the future of hope”.
A "SEED OF CHANGE"
There are two kinds of journeys for our young voyagers.
The more obvious ones are the physical journeys in which the children travel to the locations where the change-maker or expert is, and the second and rather more important journey is the internal journey of transformation. The internal journey is viewed as a shift in the conscious and subconscious minds of the voyagers.
We believe that through “Voyage for Change” we are planting a “seed of change” in the minds of young voyagers and ultimately the viewers. The core idea of “Voyage for Change” is mobilizing, channelizing and utilizing the higher emotional quotient of children to inspire humanity.
INTERCONNECTIONS OF ALL POSITIVE MOVEMENTS
We embarked on this fantastic journey in 2018 and hope to continue till we feel that we are no longer needed.
With an understanding that it is a long “struggle for change” we intend to keep making films to bring the urgent attention of the world towards the crisis we are in.
Based on the unique perspective of looking at the world “through the eyes of children” we hope to inspire a collective positive action towards saving the planet. We feel that sharing ideas through the medium of cinema is a very important action. “Voyage for Change” will continue supporting the voice of various wonderfully existing “journeys of change”.
As a platform and a collective film movement we believe in the importance of intersectionality and interconnectedness of all positive struggles of change across the world. The interconnection of positive ideas and movement is the key aspect of our approach and narrative of the films. In our films, we hope to repeatedly remind the audience that all the issues are connected and we cannot be selective about our support towards them.
Co-author, co-founder, film director
"Through storytelling I meet myself and the child inside me. The challenge of keeping the inner child alive in this highly preconditioned world is what keeps me motivated to tell stories through cinema. Cinema for me is a powerful tool to serve and protect the principles’ love, equity and peace of our collective humanity. My strong belief is that “Voyage for Change” is one more step in my life as a visual storyteller, towards leaving a positive impact on mass consciousness of our civilization."
Co-author, co-founder, producer
"We have a collective responsibility to minimise our negative impact on the environment and to work towards stronger solidarity among the inhabitants of our shared planet. We have to be aware of the urgency and take action for a more sustainable world. The spirit of the “Voyage for Change” initiative is to make the Kids aware of alternative ways of living to avoid global catastrophes."