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YOUTH V GOV
(110 min) US
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WEDNESDAY 10/27, 3:00 PM (SESSION 14)

Director: Christi Cooper
Producers: Olivia Ahnemann

Description:

It is a story of America's youth taking on the world's most powerful government. In 2015, twenty one young plaintiffs, ages 8 to 19, filed the lawsuit Juliana vs. United States, asserting a willful violation of their constitutional rights in creating our climate crisis. As leaders in the youth climate movement, they represent 10 states: Florida, Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Louisiana, and New York. These film characters encompass cultural, economic and geographic diversity and many come from marginalized communities, serving as beacons of hope for those who do not have a platform to share their own stories. They are African-American, Indigenous, white, bi-racial, and LGBTQ, and their diversity speaks not only to the impacts of climate change, but to the inclusion required if we are to build a better and more just future together.

Biography:

Christi Cooper is a PhD scientist, documentary filmmaker, and Emmy-award winning cinematographer. Christi focuses her storytelling and visual narratives on issues of justice and impact by creating human connections to the most pressing issues of our time. Her film awards include Wildscreen’s Panda Award for Best Campaign Film, Best Environmental Film, Best Youth Film and Best Made in Montana, among others. Christi is the inaugural SFFilm/Vulcan Productions Environmental Film Fellow and the first Jacob Burns Film Center Focus on Nature Artist-in-Resident.

Olivia Ahnemann has been producing and directing documentary films for over 20 years. Previously she produced The Human Element featuring James Balog, which premiered at the San Francisco International Film Festival; Under the Gun with director Stephanie Soechtig, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and was distributed by EPIX/Lionsgate; and Racing Extinction with director Louie Psihoyos, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and was distributed by Discovery. Olivia was co-producer of The Cove, which has garnered over 70 awards globally, including the 2009 Academy Award for best documentary and the Producers Guild of America documentary award. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking.

Contact Information:

w: http://www.youthvgovthefilm.com
e: oahnemann@me.com



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