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Youth Unstoppable – 7pm
December 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement
Thursday, December 12 – 7pm
Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie
Documentary, Not Rated, 87 min., Canada
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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.
This film is the 2019 Education offering for grades 7-12.
Youth Unstoppable premiered at Michael Moore’s invite-only Traverse City Film Festival, going on to screen at dozens of festivals around the world and garnering thirteen awards.