Camera as Witness Presents Documentary YOUTH V GOV

April 28, 2022

Camera as Witness Stanford Arts presents in-person a MOVING FORWARD series event celebrating Earth Day

co-presented with Bechtel International Center, Santa Clara County, School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences, Stanford Film Society, Students for a Sustainable Stanford and Stanford Medicine and the Muse

(110 min) US   

Director: Christi Cooper Producer: Olivia Ahnemann
It is a story of America's youth taking on the world's most powerful government. In 2015, twenty one young plaintiffs, ages 8 to 19, filed the lawsuit Juliana vs. United States, asserting a willful violation of their constitutional rights in creating our climate crisis. As leaders in the youth climate movement, they represent 10 states: Florida, Alaska, Hawaii, Colorado, Oregon, Washington, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Louisiana, and New York. These film characters encompass cultural, economic and geographic diversity and many come from marginalized communities, serving as beacons of hope for those who do not have a platform to share their own stories. They are African-American, Indigenous, white, bi-racial, and LGBTQ, and their diversity speaks not only to the impacts of climate change, but to the inclusion required if we are to build a better and more just future together.

Please join us for the panel discussion with the Mayor of Palo Alto Pat Burt, filmmakers Christi Cooper and Olivia Ahnemann and subjects of the film  Miko Vergun and Philip Gregory , moderated by Jasmina Bojic, Stanford Arts Camera as Witness Program Director and Founder of the international documentary film festival UNAFF.

FREE and open to the general public.

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Location: Stanford Medical School Li Ka Shing Center Building