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2018 / Canada
Length: 87 min
Language: English
Subtitles: Finnish
Classification: U

Director: Slater Jewell-Kemker
Writer: Slater Jewell-Kemker, Daniel Bekerman, Sarah Fenn, Wendy Jewell, Nick Taylor
Cinematography: Slater Jewell-Kemker, Wendy Jewell, Nick Taylor, Daniel Bekerman, Josh Ary, Chloë Ellingson, Ian Mackenzie, Wendy Milette, Shashank Shrestha
Editing: Mike Munn, Nick Taylor
Production: Daniel Bekerman, Wendy Jewell, Slater Jewell-Kemker

 

Youth Unstoppable

The mental world of a young climate activist, how does it look like? Gatherings and demonstrations, decision makers passing by, residential areas affected by man-made global warming. Disappointment, sadness and frustration, but also endless urge to fight and keep up the hope among tenacious youth with the same ambitions.

Climate activist and documentarist Slater Jewell-Kemker has grown up with the global youth climate movement. Slater has filmed her documentary for 10 years around the world. She visits events and global summits to meet decision makers and other climate activists. With her camera she captures areas where ecosystems and inhabitants have been directly affected by climate change. The documentary portrays a devoted youth as they try to find the means to fight for our planet and future. They have things to say, but have not yet reached voting age. Time will tell whether they get their voices heard. Will they be taken seriously or just used for photo-ops?
 
At the age of 15 Slater visits a G8 summit in Japan, and when she returns home to Canada she misses her new activist friends. Some of her friends are those who already face the effects of climate change in their everyday lives. Time goes by and we get to see that even Slater won't need to travel that far to witness the changes inflicted by global warming.


 

SINFF 2016