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Director CHRISTI COOPER will join us for a live Q&A following the May 12 screenings at the Rafael.
US 2020, 110 min Director CHRISTI COOPER
In 2015, 21 ambitious young activists from ages 11 to 22 brought a groundbreaking lawsuit against the United States government. They came from different states and different cultural backgrounds, but they shared one thing in common: they had all witnessed the devastating effects of climate change. Their monumental legal battle is thoroughly detailed in Christi Cooper’s engrossing Youth v Gov. Cooper follows the plaintiffs as they take on the world’s most powerful government, suing for a constitutional right to a safe climate system and demanding a recovery plan that will stabilize the crisis they’ve inherited. Going up against mountains of evidence from climatologists, whistleblowers, scientific experts, and the testimonies of the plaintiffs, the government takes extraordinary measures to get the case dismissed. But these empowered youths refuse to back down. Youth v Gov is an inspiring tale of hope offering a voice to the future of the country.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 12 • 4:00, 7:30
$8.50 CFI Members | $10 General
AVAILABLE IN US ONLY
INDIVIDUAL FILM STREAM
$10 CFI Members | $8.50 General
CA RESIDENT STREAMING PASS
$99 CFI Members | $139 General
NON CA RESIDENT STREAMING PASS
$89 CFI Members | $129 General
CHRISTI COOPER is a PhD scientist, documentary filmmaker, and Emmy Award®-winning cinematographer. Her storytelling focuses on visual narratives to provide human connections and impact around the most pressing issues of our time. Her film awards include Wildscreen’s Panda Award for Best Campaign Film, Best Environmental Film from Backcountry Film Festival, Best Youth Film from Colorado Environmental Film Festival, and Best Made in Montana from the International Wildlife Film Festival, among others. Christi is the inaugural SFFILM/Vulcan Productions Environmental Film Fellow and the first Jacob Burns Film Center Focus on Nature Artist-in-Resident.
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|RUNNING TIME:||110 min|
|PRODUCERS:||Olivia Ahnemann, Christi Cooper|
|CINEMATOGRAPHERS:||Christi Cooper, Korey Kaczmarek, Danny Schmidt, Emily Fraser, Stephani Gordon, Andy Adkins|
|EDITORS:||Lyman Smith, Tony Hale|
|PRINT SOURCE:||Barrelmaker Productions|
|NOTE WRITER:||Elliott Breeden|