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Produced by: Slater Jewell-Kemker from CANADA / USA
An Inconvenient Youth - 2012
11:31
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An Inconvenient Youth - 2012

Produced by: Slater Jewell-Kemker from CANADA / USA | Documentary | 2012 | Canada / USA | 11:31

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Slater Jewell-Kemker is an award winning 20 year old director who is introducing her generation to the international youth climate movement. Born in Los Angeles to filmmaker parents, she has grown up with the belief that she could not only create her own media, but change the world around her by doing so. For the past four years she’s been doing just that in her ongoing documentary, “An Inconvenient Youth”, a film whose main goal is to give young people on the front lines of climate change a voice, but also to shift the perspective on the climate crisis from one of fear and misunderstanding to one of the heart. She has been recognized for her filmmaking and activism by the United Nations, Toronto International Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, My Hero Film Festival, SilverDocs, Cannes and others. In addition, she’s given numerous workshops on filmmaking within the youth climate community, enabling young people of her generation to tell their own stories and be empowered to stand up for a green, sustainable, caring world. Slater and “An Inconvenient Youth” are currently working with Architecture for Humanity to develop a prototype off-the-grid facility for small communities most affected by climate change. These shelters, designed to collect fresh water and solar power, are more than shelter during times of emergency, they are year-round safe spaces designed to address each village’s cultural and communal needs.

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