Films About and By Young Filmmaker Slater Jewell Kemker

Slater Jewell Kemker is an award-winning 28-year-old director/editor/writer/ videographer with a passion for film. Slater started filmmaking when she was 12 years old and grew up with the idea that she could change the world by making her own media.

Slater reflecting on her experiences as a filmmaker and her inspirtations. 

Slater Unstoppable

Produced by:MY HERO

Director Slater Jewell Kemker is a filmmaker and environmental activist whose films document the environmental youth movement. (1:47 minutes run time)

MY HERO Media Arts Educators: Slater

Produced by:MY HERO

Slater has grown up with the MY HERO Project where she has been inspired to be an activist for change. (6:42 minutes run time.) 

United Nations Celebration of Earth Day 07

Produced by:Slater Jewell-Kemker and Wendy Jewell

Slater Jewell-Kemker talks to dignitaries at the United Nations and receives an Earth Trustee award at the United Nations on the Spring Equinox 2007. (7:58 minutes run time)

Slater Jewell-Kemker: Youth Reporter and Activist Filmmaker

Produced by:The Working Group

Slater Jewell-Kemker is inspired to use media for expressing her activist voice. (4:25 minutes run time)

Films directed by Slater 

Film directed by Slater when she was 20 years. The film's 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. 

An Inconvenient Youth -- 2012

Produced by:Slater Jewell-Kemker

This important documentary film by MY HERO alum Slater Jewell-Kemker gives a voice to young people living and working on the front lines of climate change. (11:31 minutes run time)

Off the Grid: A Climate Solution

Produced by:Slater Jewell-Kemker

Two girls go to Nepal to build a shelter that will collect fresh water and solar energy in hopes of solving community problems. (2:15 minutes run time)

While filming the documentary An Inconvenient Youth, Slater and Alina discovered the devastating conditions of life on the front lines of climate change. In 2013 they went back to Nepal. (2:15 minutes run time)

While filming the documentary An Inconvenient Youth, Slater and Alina discovered the devastat conditions 

Slater's first film when she was 12 years old was My Trip to Catalina Island where she had the opportunity to spend time with and interview her hero Jean-Michel Cousteau.

My trip to Catalina Island

Produced by:Slater Jewell-Kemker

Slater journeys to Catalina Island to interview her Environmental Hero Jean-Michel Cousteau. (7:32 minutes run time)

Youth Unstoppable: Film by Slater Jewell Kemker

Youth Unstoppable Website Link
Credit: Youth Unstoppable

Media Arts Resources

Media Arts Education Resources
Credit: MY HERO

Audio Visual Planners: Shotlist and Storyboard
Credit: MY HERO

Video Storytelling Pocket Guide
Credit: MY HERO

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