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Rise Up, Lahari's Story

Educational film, ReBoot The Future

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Directed by Sophie Austin

Written by Beth Flintoff

Executive Produced by Becky Burchell

Producers:: Tobi Kyeremateng, Marcie McLellan

Composer: Tara Forth

Cinematography: Tristan Chenais, Charlotte Ginsborg

Editor: Nick Flintoff


Priya Kansara

Rise Up is a series of 5 short stories inspired by environmentalist Jonathon Porritt’s ideas on the future.

Set over 5 years, each story follows a different character as they journey out of the chaos of 2020 and discover their voice, passions and activism.

We see Lahari confronting air pollution in Mumbai, Erin experiencing coastal erosion in Norfolk, Jamal seeking access to better food for himself and his friends, Jay finding their place in local politics and Tyler becoming an ally and amplifier. 

Rise Up explores how world events helped to shape their journeys forcing them to take action, be innovative, resilient and responsible.

This film is a hope-filled call to action for anyone who believes we are not inexorably doomed and can imagine a better future.

The film has been created for a target audience of 16-18 year olds whose life choice are being made this year- being asked to choose college, careers, and embrace adulthood at a time when the future could not be more uncertain. Each of the five episodes is intended to show students how the power to make choices is open to them- that they have agency.

Designed to be shared amongst students between the smartboard and the smartphone, for the especial circumstances of a disrupted schooling and environment, ‘Rise Up’ is both a call to arms, and the beginning of a conversation.

Text above taken with thanks from Sophie Austin's website,  For more information about Reboot The Future visit their website here at




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