Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement


Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Wed, Sep 12, 2018 8:00 PM
Film Info
Director:Slater Jewell-Kemker
Year of Production:2018
Premiere Status:California Premiere
Topic:Climate Action
Festival Awards
Women's Environmental Leadership
Youth Empowerment
Running Time:86 min.


Slater Jewell-Kemker didn’t set out to spend her teenage years making a film meant to inspire others to act on climate change. Slater was just 15 years old when she started questioning her local politicians about their inability to pass laws to protect the environment. Soon she began to connect with other young activists doing their part to save the planet, and she took it upon herself to document their eco efforts and growing movement on camera.

Traveling around the globe on the front lines of climate change, Slater captures the inspiring voices and fierce tenacity of those too young to vote, to have a say in the direction of the planet they will inherit, and you can feel the passion in every frame. Youth Unstoppable takes us on a journey that lets us connect with the activists of the next generation and instills hope to know that the future is in their capable hands. ~ Traverse City Film Festival

Expected guests: Director Slater Jewell-Kemker; Producer Wendy Jewell; Jill Tidman (discussion emcee), The Redford Center

 2018 Young Filmmaker Award

Program Sponsor:

Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco

Program Partner:

Slater Jewell KemkerBorn in LA to filmmaker parents, Slater Jewell-Kemker has grown up with a passion for film and the idea she could change the world by making her own media. At 15, Slater began documenting the rise of the global youth climate movement, which has taken her around the world to UN Climate Conferences and communities on the front lines of climate change. Slater has been recognized by the UN, TIFF,’s “Millennials on a MISSION”, Mountainfilm and SilverDocs for her activist filmmaking and led workshops at schools and film festivals highlighting the power of film and activism. Slater is currently a Resident of the Canadian Film Centre Director’s Lab.

Included Shorts

Car Pollution and the Air You Breathe (5min) More
Feed the Future (5min) More
The Story of a Plastic Bottle (4min) More