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The Rise of the Global Youth Climate MovementPart of the Community Film Forum
This series is generously supported by the Jannotta Family
through the Gorton Producer Program
At age 15, filmmaker Slater Jewell-Kemker began attending environmental summits, camera in hand, wide-eyed and ready to make a difference. What began as a single journey evolved into an intimate and challenging documentary shot behind the front lines of the largely unseen and misunderstood Global Youth Climate Movement. Seen through the lens of Slater’s camera, Youth Unstoppable documents the struggles, events, and first hand effects on the youth fighting to be heard at home and within the frustrating and complex process of UN Climate Change negotiations. From flood ravaged villages in Nepal to luxury hotels in Cancun, from the tailings ponds of the Alberta Tar Sands to the riots of Copenhagen, culminating with the intense and defining events at the 21st UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, Youth Unstoppable shows us a powerful vision for the future of our planet and the young people who will lead us there.
A panel of local student environmentalists will follow the film, the panel will include:
- Caitlin D Lamb, LF College 2020, Double Major Environmental Studies Major & Museum Studies
- Deborah A Jezuit LF College 2020 Double Major Environmental Studies & Early Elementary Education
- Katelyn Harris, LF College 2020, Double Major Environmental Studies & Philosophy
- Pauline Droege, League of Woman Voters and LFHS Student 2020
- Josca Schabacker, Program Chair Green Minds LFLB and LFHS Student 2021
- Willow Volkert, LFHS Student 2020
- Chase Rupprecht, LFHS Student 2020
- Callie Birtman, LFHS Student 2021
This film is being co-presented with Green Minds LFLB and the Lake Forest Open Lands Association. Special thanks to Green Minds LFLB for assembling our wonderful panel group!
Green Minds Lake Forest Lake Bluff:
A Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Sustainable Residents Initiative open to those living, working or studying in Lake Forest/Lake Bluff. Green Minds’ vision is to bring awareness to current environmental issues and to encourage educated, sustainable practices. Green Minds LFLB works on various topics wherever members feel our communities have room for improvement. Some of the topics we currently are discussing are pesticides, recycling in public spaces and businesses, bring your own bag, chlorinated de-icers, reducing styrofoam in our community, awareness on car idling, removal of invasive species such as buckthorn, composting, coal tar driveway sealants, ReFoods and many more.
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Film Festival Awards & Honors:
AREDAY – Planet Earth Award
BendFILM Festival: Special Jury Prize
Buster Film Festival Copenhagen Denmark Best Film
Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival – Opening Night Film
FReDD Film Festival – Toulouse, France
Milliken High School (Toronto) (1,000 students)
MountainFILM Festival: Student Choice Award
Orlando Film Festival: Most Inspirational Film
Pelicam International Film Festival : Fresh Perspectives Competition Winner
Planet in Focus Film Festival: Best Canadian Feature Film + Opening Night Film
ReFrame Film Festival: Opening Night Film
San Francisco Green Film Festival: Young Filmmaker Award
Sidewalk Film Festival: Life and Liberty Award
Valladolid Film Festival: Green Spike Honorable Mention