Bigger Than Us – the inspiring documentary that moved us all last October – is coming back to TheMerode. A “youth quake” for the better good. Young people are changing the world. And they are proving that every effort – big or small – counts.

Renowned film producer and activist Flore Vasseur travelled the world with her team meeting the young people at the forefront of change. The documentary film “Bigger Than Us” is an inspiring encounter with those changemakers, revealing their courage, joy and commitment.

Dig deeper into the conversations it sparks during this unique dinner at your club, with producer Flore Vasseur and protagonist Winnie Tushabe, who will be sharing their drive, action, impact, and some “behind-the-scenes” of a movie that is witnessing worldwide success (distributed in over 50 countries, Selected in 36 international festival among which Cannes 2021).

Winnie Tushabe, the young lady fighting extreme poverty in Uganda through permaculture, will share her story, her turning point and her unique experiences. I survived school dropout, I survived early marriages and giving birth too early, I survived that, and then I survived this life that is not meaningful. Because I looked at myself as someone who came from the grass-root, I should also help my fellows come from that and survive.” 

“Bigger Than Us was about giving kids new role models”, says Vasseur. “To be able to connect to stories where they feel this is for them, not adults preaching, but real concrete examples of people like them doing big or small things, and changing lives, wherever they are. This trend of young people taking action, and not asking for the permission, is everywhere.”

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Flore Vasseur, Bold Entrepreneur-Turned-Filmmaker.

An entrepreneur in New York at the age of 24, Flore Vasseur lived through the Internet bubble, September 11 and a capitalist system that was cracking on all sides. 

Since then, she has written books, articles and television documentaries to understand the end of one world and the emergence of another. With her four frighteningly lucid novels, she attacks the grip of finance and the madness of a world based on technology. 

In Moscow, she directed Meeting Snowden about the former NSA contractor. Her latest book, What Remains of Our Dreams, is an investigative novel about the little-known real-life story of Aaron Swartz, the child prodigy of code who wanted us to be free, persecuted by the Obama administration. 

Winnie Tushabe, Co-founder and Manager of the Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment in Uganda and protagonist of the movier Bigger Than Us, Winne Tushabe grew up with her single mother five siblings in Masaka district in Uganda. She graduated at. Kyambogo University. She is the founder of Youth Initiative for Community Empowerment (YICE). She has worked with refugee communities and local communities to change lives, training others on land conservation, permaculture and the economics of small business and farming. 



  • 7.30 PM > Welcome
  • 8.00 PM > Diner conference & Q&A
  • 10.30 PM > End


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