"75 million workers under the age of 25 are unemployed throughout the world. What does the future have in store for them?"
‘‘I wanted this series to be the witness of a globalized social movement. As young people started this movement it was appropriate that they should be given the floor. My question derives from the title of the series: are they ready to invent their future? The French journalist Émile de Girardin once said: “To govern is to foresee”. However, all governments are failing today, both in the north and in the south. The crisis is everywhere and there are no solutions anywhere... I think history will record the failure of a gangrenous economic system, irresponsible policies, leaders who governed above their means and who never took the young generation into consideration. They have selfishly mortgaged the future of the young who are struggling to find their place in a sterile world, by entrusting that very future to greedy and unscrupulous financial institutions. The horizon of the crisis we are going through, or rather are subjected to, confirms a social, political, economic, cultural and globally disastrous situation. Regardless of the failure being right-wing or left-wing, it is the same everywhere.
Spurred by this observation, I created this series with an aim to let young people around the world express themselves freely and without being censored, as should be the case in a true democracy. I was extremely surprised and amazed when I discovered the extent of the damage revealed by their concerns. They testify intelligently, aptly and with feeling about a world in disarray, a world they would like to shape with new values and new hopes if only we involved them in the process of change. Youth movements have emerged. They are outraged and they have demonstrated because a better world is possible. So discover the lucidity, the dreams, the anger, the outspokenness, sometimes naivety, the aspirations and the creative ability of the young generation who no longer trusts their governments but is fighting and struggling in a world dominated by greed, a hostile world without horizon.’’
“[...] ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
John F. Kennedy