What do Bristol’s young people think about calling climate emergency?


During a week of climate change protests across the country Rife caught up with some of the young people involved in Extinction Rebellion and the Youth Strike 4 Climate.

*CONTENT WARNING: simulated drowning*

Our work experience group took roles both in front and behind the camera to make this short documentary exploring what climate change means to the young people involved with Extinction Rebellion and their climate emergency – unsurprisingly, they had a lot to say. We also asked young people from Bristol their thoughts about on critical issue.

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We offer paid internships and publish work by young writers, photographers, illustrators, and filmmakers from all sorts of backgrounds, helping them get into creative careers. Rife has reached over 8,000 young people through our workshops, over 220 young people have made stuff for Rife on topics ranging from mental health to identity to baked beans, and last year, over 200,000 people visited our website.

In these complex and uncertain times hearing from and supporting young people who are advocating for social change and contributing fresh perspectives has never been so important. 

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