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Youth v Gov is the story of America’s youth taking on the world’s most powerful government. Armed with a wealth of evidence, twenty-one courageous leaders file a ground-breaking lawsuit in Eugene, Oregon against the U.S. government, asserting it has willfully acted over six decades to create the climate crisis, thus endangering their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property. If these young people are successful, they will not only make history, they will change the future. (APRIL 23-24)

Director’s Statement: Christi Cooper

Although Youth v Gov is about a monumental, legal battle, it is more about these young peoples’ journey as they take ownership over their constitutional rights and hold their government accountable. I connect with stories that take me behind the doors and into the lives of characters, allowing for empathy and understanding and sometimes even frustration and consternation. It’s the stories of real people making the world go around that, for me, are the ones that need telling, and that’s what Youth v Gov is all about. I can’t imagine a more important story to tell today.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    110 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Premiere
  • Director
    Christi Cooper
  • Screenwriter
    Olivia Ahnemann, Christi Cooper
  • Producer
    Olivia Ahnemann, Christi Cooper
  • Executive Producer
    Jody Allen, Rocky Collins, Ruth Johnston, Jannat Gargi, Linda A. Cornfield, David J. Cornfield, Heather Smith, Tiffany Schauer
  • Co-Producer
    Liz Smith, Dennis Aig
  • Cast
    Julia Olson, Kelsey Juliana, Vic Barrett, Jayden Foytlin, Levi Draheim
  • Cinematographer
    Christi Cooper, Korey Kaczmarek, Danny Schmidt, Emily Fraser, Stephani Gordon, Andy Adkins
  • Editor
    Lyman Smith, Tony Hale
  • Animator
    Ben Radatz
  • Music
    John Jennings Boyd