Today Rosso Films International are thrilled to announce that their powerful documentary on Youth Activism in America “The Day I Had To Grow Up,” will celebrate its European Premiere at L’HIFF – Barcelona International Film Festival on Thursday 16th September and will be available immediately thereafter on Amazon Prime, Roku, tubi.com, Plex in the US and Vimeo On Demand worldwide.
The Day I Had To Grow Up is edited by Emmy Award Winner K. Carter-Giez and Directed by Stefano Da Frè & Laura Pellegrini, showcasing 6 activists and the events that shaped their political lives. It explores how modern children have had to cope with school shootings, climate crises, and national tragedies. It won 1st place (Special Jury Prize) at the Anaheim International Film Festival and has been featured in the following festivals: Big Apple Film Festival, Chain Film Festival, WorldFest Houston International Film Festival (Oscar-Qualifier), all winning best documentary.
The film has featured on numerous networks such as NBCLX, FOX NEWS, CBS NEWS, and ABC NEWS and following the pandemic, discusses the most potent crises affecting our youth generation today, including: climate change, women’s rights, black lives matter movement, equal opportunities for education, reproductive rights, gun violence prevention and what drives them to activism.
Speaking on “Youth Activism” and the advantages that this generation has in this place in the world, charismatic student activist Jeremy Ornstein sums up the heart of the film with his answer: “Young people are best positioned to make change because we come at the intersection of criticality and hope, that we see the world’s pain and we also see the world’s possibility.”
Directors Stefano Da Frè & Laura Pellegrini said, “Youth knows the fierce urgency of now – it’s time we listen.”
Rosso Films International’s most notable award-winning documentary, “The Girl Who Cannot Speak” (2019), which follows five women’s true stories of sexual abuse, screened at the Meet-The-Press Film Festival (in collaboration with AFI), earned the Top 5 ‘Coup De Foudre’ recognition at the Cannes Film Festival and went on to screen at two prestigious Oscar-Qualifiers: the St. Louis International Film Festival & Festival REGARD. The film won a Platinum REMI Award at WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival and “Best Documentary” at the Switzerland International Film Festival.
THE DAY I HAD TO GROW UP directed by Stefano Da Frè & Laura Pellegrini will celebrate its European Premiere at L’HIFF – Barcelona International Film Festival on Thursday 16th September and soon after will be available on Amazon Prime, Roku, tubi.com, Plex in the US and Vimeo On Demand worldwide.