Youth v Gov is the story of 21 young Americans suing the U.S. government, armed with a wealth of evidence to prove that it has willfully acted over six decades to create the climate crisis. If they are successful, they will not only make history; they will change the future.
Filmmaker: Christi Cooper
Running Time: 107 mins
Director Christi Cooper is a PhD scientist, documentary filmmaker, and Emmy-award winning cinematographer. Christi focuses her storytelling and visual narratives on issues of justice and impact by creating human connections to the most pressing issues of our time. Her film awards include Wildscreen’s Panda Award for Best Campaign Film; Jackson Wild’s Grand Teton Award; Cleveland International Film Festival’s ReelWomen Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman; Wood’s Hole Film Festival’s Best of Festival, Audience Award, and Jury Award for Best Feature Documentary; Bentonville Film Festival’s Honorable Jury Mention for Best Feature Documentary; EarthxFilm’s Impact Award for Feature Film; among others. Christi is the inaugural SFFilm/Vulcan Productions Environmental Film Fellow and the first Jacob Burns Film Center Focus on Nature Artist-in-Residence.