CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

Youth v Gov

Year: 2020
Language: English
Run Time: 110 minutes

Youth v Gov
Youth v Gov
Youth v Gov
Youth v Gov
Youth v Gov

YOUTH V GOV follows the journey of 21 audacious young people suing the U.S. Government for its continued lack of action in response to the existential threat of climate change. Since 2015 the plaintiffs—now ages 13-24—have argued in an unprecedented lawsuit that the U.S. Government ignored scientific warnings and knowingly made decisions for six decades that created the current climate crisis, which threatened their constitutional rights to life, liberty, personal safety, and property. This informative and timely documentary introduces a group of emerging leaders fighting for their future while finding their voices and collective power. Fed up with being excluded, they make compelling arguments to be included in policy decisions that directly impact their future. Despite the numerous obstacles and setbacks, the young advocates hold steadfast in their mission, determined to not only make history. but also to lead environmental reform, ensure a sustainable future, and possibly spark a worldwide youth-led revolution. – R.R.

CIFF45 Screenings

CIFF45 Streams On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: United States and US Territories
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

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