Selb · April 21 - 24. 2022 45. GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Program

Youth Unstoppable

(Documentary)

Storyline

At the age of 15, Canadian Slater Jewell-Kemker attended UN climate conferences as a youth delegate, camera in hand, initially unsure but ready to make a difference. What began as an individual journey evolved into an authentic and challenging documentary filmed 12 years behind the scenes of the youth climate movement. Slater is there at the conferences in Brazil, Denmark and Poland, feeling the sense of optimism with Obama and Al Gore in Paris in 2015 and the disappointment with Trump threatening to cancel the Paris climate agreement three years later. But then Greta Thunberg triggers a worldwide mass movement of young people with her school strike.

About the film/director

Slater Jewell-Kemker, born in Los Angeles in 1992, has been making films since she was six years old. She has also been a committed climate activist since 2007, when she moved to Canada. That year, she attended a UN climate conference for the first time as a youth delegate, began documenting the youth climate movement with her camera and became an active member of the movement in the process.

Credits

Director:
Slater Jewell-Kemker
Script:
Slater Jewell-Kemker
Camera:
Slater Jewell-Kemker, Wendy Jewel, Josh Ary, Daniel Bekerman, Wendy Milette, Jamal Solomon
Editor:
Matt Lyon, Mike Munn, Nick Taylor
Sound:
Bryson Cassidy, Jeremy Fong, Ehren Pfeifer
Producer:
Scythia Productions Inc., Wendy Jewell, Daniel Bekerman, Reckless Prod., Creative Visions, Film4Climate
Contact:
Reinhold T. Schoeffel (BJF), Tel.: +49 (0)69 - 69 76 94 52
E-mail:
rtschoeffel@BJF.info
  • Canada
  • OmdU (English)
  • 2020
  • 88 minutes

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