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Youth Unstoppable

My Decade in the Youth Climate Movement

"Youth Unstoppable: My Decade in the Youth Climate Movement" captures the vibrant untold story of the global youth climate movement. Decisions made today are shaping the world they will live in, and they are no longer willing to sit idly as the planet is degraded for the short term gain of the older generations. Director Slater Jewell-Kemker has been interviewing celebrities and politicians about the environment since the age of ten, now she is telling the stories of these remarkable young people on the front lines of climate change. The feature documentary also gives life to a thriving online community, already forming, that will continue as a youth focused environmental social network. This is the story of the youth of today fighting for their planet, their future.

"Youth Unstoppable" examines the issue of climate change from a very personal perspective, focusing on political activism and the youth movement that has emerged from it. The film presents in a vivid way the political developments and mistakes of recent years and shows the pressure of civil society as an effective course of action.

The film manages to captivate the audience almost continuously and is only sporadically a bit lengthy. The film's craftsmanship is relatively simple and at times it seems a bit amateurish, which makes it all the more likeable.

"Youth Unstoppable" is a moving documentary that awakens a feeling of global togetherness and inspires personal commitment. Thanks to its optimistic ending it leaves the viewer with a positive feeling.

Director(s): Slater Jewell-Kemker
Script: Slater Jewell-Kemker, Daniel Bekerman, Sarah Fenn, Nick Taylor, Wendy Jewell
Production: Connect4Climate, Scythia Films, Daniel Bekerman, Wendy Jewell
Music: Brendan Canning, Ohad Benchetrit
Actors: Emily Hunter, Iain Keith, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Kandi Mossett, Kumi Naidoo, Christiana Figueres, Barak Obama, Donald Trump, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Severn Cullis Suzuki, Abrar Anwar, John Baird, Kyle Gracey, Daniel T’Seleie, Christopher Baan, Prince Papa Omugataya, Meagan McKeen, Alex Doukas, Tim Harris, Juan Carlos Suriano, Jeremy Osborn, Danny Hutley, Melina Laboucan Massimo, Evo Morales, Nick Watts, Marcie Hawkins, Annan Oposa, Kelly Blynn, Alina Pokhrei, Ethan Buckner, Yunesh Raj Shrestha, Peter Kent, Martin Vainstein, Julian Velez Alvarez, Amalen Sathananthar, Scott Pruit, Carry Tebau
 
Year: 2018
Duration: 87 min
Our age recommendation: 12
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: Canada
Shooting Locations: Denmark, Canada, France, Japan, Mexico, United States, Nepal, Bangladesh
 
Screening rights: Scythia Films () | Connect4Climate ()

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Main topic(s): Climate Human Potential
Secondary topics: climate courage activism
Mentions: Rio de Janeiro youth Kobe floods Cop 15 Copenhagen Ottawa Cop 16 Cancun 350.org Youth Climate Coalition Indigenous Environmental Network Sustainus Youth Delegation Greenpeace Youngo Council Nepalese Youth for Climate Action Avaaz.org China - US Youth Climate Exchange Kathmandu Lions Club of Biratnagar Young Heart Cop16 Doha Cop 19 Warsaw Alberta tar sands Cop 21 Paris Young Friends of the Earth Europe Earth in Brackets Power Shift Malaysia People’s Youth Convention Earth Guardians climate justice
Topic Page(s): Climate Human Potential The nominated films of past Films for the Earth Festivals.

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