Director’s Statement

What is Going to Happen Next?’ forms a periodic archive of an international group of individuals from 2010 to 2020. By exploring the thoughts of a select number of citizens of Earth, the documentary ultimately focuses on personal intervention, engagement, and critique of dominant political and economic issues within our global society, allowing the audience to directly connect with relatable narratives and journeys. 

The documentary provides a platform for activism; motivated by political participation and spectatorship.  Through transnational dialogues, it connects the audience across international borders, showcasing participants addressing key issues of personal, local, global and political futures. 

By highlighting how diverse and complex every nation is, the film presents an open door to international cultures and actively gives a glimpse into each and every sovereign state. While focusing on the role of individual voices in a crowded globalized digital world, the film questions the ‘power’ individuals hold to represent their country, and what part do countries/boundaries play in our increasingly interconnected societies. 

‘What is Going to Happen Next?’ blends short narratives from an eclectic pool of participants in an attempt to gain an intimate and yet broad view of our personal and global futures. These personal, relatable stories and subjective topics showcase the similarities between all our lives, and how important it is for humanity to unite together to combat global issues while strengthening our personal futures. 

Matthew Nevin ~ 2020