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YOUTH v GOV

ART OF IMPACT

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.

SMITH RAFAEL FILM CENTER

IN-THEATER

WEDNESDAY,  MAY 12 • 4:00, 7:30

$8.50 CFI Members | $10 General

STREAMING

CAFILM STREAMING ROOM

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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

DIRECTOR

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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FILM INFO

COUNTRY:US
YEAR:2020
RUNNING TIME:110 min
LANGUAGE:English
DIRECTOR:Christi Cooper
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