WE ARE WATCHING is a monumental eye, made up of thousands of portraits contributed from 190 countries. It flies high above cities on a flag the size of a 10-storey building, raised at key climate events to hold leaders accountable. As they decide the future of our planet, the flag's crystal-clear message is: the eyes of the world are upon you.
Artivist Dan Acher's globally participative work first flew at Madrid's COP25 UN Climate Change Conference. It continues to tour, representing the world’s citizens at key events around the world.
People from 191 countries - almost every nation in the world - have added their face so far. Zoom in to see who's watching and what they have to say, see the eye get sharper as faces are added.
Students, workers, grandparents, children the world over are demanding urgent climate action. Take a closer look at the faces on the flag and have your friends and family add theirs today. Together we can keep holding leaders accountable.
Download our animation of selected portraits and messages to world leaders and project it on walls, screens, buildings - anywhere you can take a stand and say: #WeAreWatching.
24.02.21 The flag will fly high above Geneva - home of the Human Rights Council - on March 6th to mark the opening of the FIFDH. Exactly one year on from the International Human Rights Film Festival's Covid-cancelled edition, we're happy to be renewing this collaboration!
14.12.19 - As the COP25 drew to a close, the faces of We Are Watching were brought into the COP25’s Green Zone. Fridays For Future leaders @xiyebeara and @saoioconnor spoke about the disconnect between what the science requires and what the climate negotiations are delivering.
12.12.19 - Tonight at the COP25's Green Zone, FFF leaders will address the reality of climate change across continents - with thousands of faces from 190 countries looking down on them. The eyes of the world are in Madrid.
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