Car Pollution and the Air You Breathe

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Youth Unstoppable: The Rise of the Global Youth Climate Movement
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Wed, Sep 12, 2018 8:00 PM

Slater Jewell-Kemker, Canada. Young Filmmaker Award: A teen's ten-year journey behind the front lines of the largely unseen Global Youth Climate Movement.

Film Info
Director:Lukas Mills
Year of Production:2018
Topic:SF Bay Area Filmmaker
Climate Action
Festival Awards
Pollution & Toxins
Science & Technology
Sustainable Cities
Youth Empowerment
Running Time:5 min.


High school student Lukas Mills uses unconventional narration to discuss car pollution, from chemical components to long-term effects on human health. The “seven deadly pollutants” from car emissions are explained, alongside distressing negative health effects. The sound of Mills coughing permeates the background of almost the entire short, becoming more frequent as the film progresses. Actionable solutions are offered, encouraging us to lean toward lifestyles that decrease car pollution. 

Expected Guest: Director Lukas Mills

Youth Competition Winner: High School

Lukas MillsLukas Mills is a sixteen year-old filmmaker from the small village of Mahomet, Illinois. In the last year, he moved to Burlingame, California, and recently relocated to San Diego, where he hopes to begin his film major at City College this Fall. This film started as a school project but quickly became much more, morphing into a personal message that simply had to be shared and spread to as many as possible. He continues to make short films, which can be viewed on his YouTube channel: Lukas Short Films.