Bella Lack

Vipulan Puvaneswaran

Actes Sud

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15 × 21 cm
208 pages
Color illustrations

An activist’s journal

In his latest feature film, Animal, Cyril Dion searches across the globe for solutions to the alarming erosion of biodiversity. On his tour of the world he has brought along two teenagers, Bella and Vipulan, both of whom are already seasoned climate and conservation campaigners.

The three meet a series of activists trying to bring about change, who are all in their own way proposing solutions that require a fundamental revolution in Western modes of thought.

He explore the themes of the film further and in which Bella and Vipulan have the opportunity to express their feelings directly, describing how this film-making adventure has changed their lives and their outlook on the natural world and wildlife. Above all, their experiences have disabused them of certain preconceived ideas which they are now determined to dispel in others, including through this book.


Bella Lack

An 18-year-old London student, Bella Lack has long campaigned for animal rights, wildlife conservation and environmental causes. She is an ambassador for the Born Free Foundation and the Jane Goodall Institute. She has worked with the British government to combat ivory poaching and also with the rspca.

Vipulan Puvaneswaran

Vipulan Puvaneswaran is a 17-year-old French activist committed to climate issues. A member of the youth council of his Marly-le-Roi commune, he regularly speaks at demonstrations to raise awareness about the challenges posed by climate change. He participated in Emmanuel Macron’s national debate initiative and has been an ambassador for the Little Citizens for Climate association.
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