Distributor:  Global Environmental Justice
Length:  86 minutes
Date:  2018
Genre:  Expository
Language:  English
Color/BW:  Color

Curator

Curator imageRajashree Ghosh, Resident scholar, Women's Studies Research Center and lecturer, Environmental Studies program, Brandeis University

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Youth Unstoppable

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Filmmaker Slater Jewell-Kemker was just 15 when she began documenting the untold stories of youth on the front lines of climate change who are refusing to let their futures slip away and are rising up to shape the world they will live in.

Youth Unstoppable

Youth Unstoppable (86:00) 2018

CURATOR

Rajashree Ghosh
Affiliated Scholar, Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University

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WHY I SELECTED THIS FILM

Climate change represents one of the defining issues of this  generation. Storms, raging fires, and severe droughts accompany  increasing global temperatures and rising sea levels. Youth political activism in response to this crisis is growing worldwide. The film  captures local action in hometowns as well as coordinated demonstrations at international forums. Youth are no longer  sidelined—they’re emerging as outstanding voices and political leaders in the debate. As the next generation to inherit the earth, young people are calling for a just transition to a resilient climate future that is equitable for all. 

SYNOPSIS

"Change is coming whether you like it or not." --Greta Thunberg, organizer of Fridays for Future

Climate change represents one of the defining issues of this generation. Storms, raging fires, and severe droughts accompany increasing global temperatures and rising sea levels. Youth political activism in response to this crisis is growing worldwide. The film captures local action in hometowns as well as coordinated demonstrations at international forums. Youth are no longer sidelined—they’re emerging as outstanding voices and political leaders in the debate. As the next generation to inherit the earth, young people are calling for a just transition to a resilient climate future that is equitable for all.

The seeds sown by the youth movement have grown into a global network. A new generation of young politicians, such as U.S. representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are making climate change a mainstream issue. Young people are optimistic that a just, caring, and sustainable world is possible.

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE FOCUS

Climate justice is environmental justice. Youth Unstoppable spotlights the role that youth activism plays in pressing global leaders for climate ambition and climate justice. Filmmaker Slater Jewell-Kemker was 15 when she began documenting the little-known story of youth—including herself—who were joining the global youth climate movement and turning up in growing numbers at global conferences, demanding action on climate change to avert the unjust and unnecessary catastrophes that scientists have been predicting for decades.

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Awards

Margaret Mead Film Festival Most Engaging Award, Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Distributor credits

Daniel Beckerman

Slater Jewell-Kemker

Docuseek subjects

Citizenship, Social Movements and Activism
Environmental Justice
Sustainability
Environmentalists
Climate Change
Youth Issues
Social Policy
Behavioral Sociology
Democracy
Public Health
Economics
Cultural Anthropology
Global / International Studies

Distributor subjects

Environmental Justice,Sustainability Studies,Social Anthropology,Behavioral Sciences,Political Science,Environmental Science,Meteorology,Geology,Economics,Engineering, Social Policy studies,Global health,Medicine,Climate Justice,

Keywords

Slater Jewell-Kemker, Global Youth Climate Movement, Abrar Anwar, Bangladesh Youth Delegate, Ben Wessel, Kyle Gracey, Marcie Hawkins--SustainUs, Daniel T’Seleie--Canadian Youth Coalition, Christopher Baan,Sustainable Development, Prince Papa Omugataya, African Youth Climate Coalition, Meaghan McKeen, Alex Doukas-- Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, Emily Hunter, Journalist & Climate Activist—Greenpeace International, Tim Harris--Climate Camp UK, Jeremy Osborn, Kelly Blynn, Co-Founders--350.org, Danny Hutley--UK Youth Climate ,Coalition, Melina Laboucan-Massimo--Indigenous Environmental Network, Anna Oposa, Youth Activist, Philippines, Iain Keith, Global Campaigner--AVAAZ.org, Martin Vainstein, Young Friends of the Earth Europe,Julian Velez Alvarez,Earth in Brackets, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez,Earth Guardians; "Youth Unstoppable"; Citizenship, Social Movements and Activism; Environmental Justice; Sustainability; Environmentalists; Climate Change; Youth Issues; Social Policy; Behavioral Sociology; Democracy; Public Health; Economics; Cultural Anthropology; Global Studies; International Studies;

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