dir. Slater Jewell-Kemker / Canada / 2018 / 87 min.
Director: Slater Jewell-Kemker
Cinematography: Slater Jewell-Kemker, Wendy Jewell, Nick Taylor, Daniel Bekerman
Editing: Mike Munn, Nick Taylor
Sound: Urban Post Production, Bryson Cassidy, Faustine Pelipel, Claudia Pinto, Jeremy Fong, Ella Melanson
Music: Brendan Canning, Ohad Benchetrit, Moby, Thom Yorke
Producers: Wendy Jewell, Daniel Bekerman
Production: Scythia Films
World sales: Scythia Films
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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.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Hot Docs Toronto, Göteborg Film Festival, Astra Film - Sibiu International Film Festival, Movies That Matter Film Festival, VERZIO Film Festival, San Francisco Green Film Festival (Young Filmmaker Award), BendFilm Festival (Special Jury Prize), Valladolid Film Festival (Green Spike Honorable Mention), WATCH DOCS International Film Festival, Mountainfilm (Student Choice Award), Orlando Film Festival (Most Inspirational Film)
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.