The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement
YOUTH UNSTOPPABLE takes us inside the rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement. Slater Jewell-Kemker was 15 when she began documenting the untold stories of youth on the front lines of climate change refusing to let their futures slip away. Over the course of 12 years and set against stunning visuals of a planet in crisis, YOUTH UNSTOPPABLE follows the evolution of a diverse network of youth rising up to shape the world they will live in.
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.
Slater Jewell-Kemker has been making films since she was six. An award winning filmmaker and climate activist, Slater has been featured in Forbes twice and selected by the Hollywood Reporter as one of 15 filmmakers under 30 to watch.
Slater is an accomplished speaker and is frequently invited to speak on film and climate change panels to represent the voice of youth. She lives in a tiny house on wheels on her farm in Southern Ontario, Canada.
The Time is Now
Youth Unstoppable was the first to tell the story. We've been documenting the rise of the global youth movement for 12 years, from it's beginnings when the official UN process didn't want to include youth at the table.
Now we're updating it to show how youth have become the most powerful force in the international climate debate. We'll see how they are shaping politics in the form of the Green New Deal, presidential campaigns, and climate emergencies being declared in major cities worldwide. One key moment in the update will be Slater and Greta speaking together at last year's UN Climate Summit in Poland.
Youth Unstoppable shows the human side of the climate emergency, and how high the stakes are for the generation that didn't ask for the crisis but has become determined to solve it.