David Leo Hyde Activist & Filmmaker
David Leo Hyde is a youth activist and filmmaker from Aotearoa, New Zealand. He recently sparked a worldwide debate on intern rights after sleeping in a tent in Geneva while working as an unpaid intern for the United Nations. This action forms the key piece of an upcoming film, titled “An Unpaid Act”,(directed by Swiss filmmaker, Nathalie Berger) which will examine how young people across the world are being exploited as cheap or free labour. He is also a founding member of Collective Biévre; an art-as-activism group. After narrowly deciding not to get a Che Guevara tattoo as a teenager, Hyde is now trying to find new ways to convert frustration at global inequalities into art and action.