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This screening package plays 1 short film and a filmmaker introduction before the feature. To view descriptions and trailers for each film click on the film title in the box to the right (desktop) or above (mobile).


In CitizenKid, four Canadian youth activists, Hannah Alper, Sophia Mathur, Charlene Rocha and Cooper Price set out to show how people can change the world no matter their age. They journey to Toronto, Ottawa, Washington and beyond, to engage with government leaders, fellow climate activists and to learn from an Indigenous Elder. 

Through images, words, performance and social media, these activists share their experiences with other young people, extending the conversation beyond the screen to spark real action in response to the global climate crisis.

Part informational, part inspirational and part call-to-action, CitizenKid is a documentary that will inspire young people around the world to put Earth first.


CitizenKid is inspired by the award-winning CitizenKid book collection from Corus Entertainment’s Kids Can Press, designed to inspire kids to be better global citizens. Since its launch 11 years ago, the CitizenKid collection of books on global issues for young readers has sold over 1.6 million volumes worldwide, in 21 languages and 28 territories, covering themes ranging from children’s rights to biodiversity to food and water security.

These stories motivate young readers to look at their communities and the world, discover how they can contribute, and empower them to make change. With the growth of activism among younger and younger citizens, it only makes sense that the CitizenKid ethos would evolve from page to screen and involve these four inspiring young people.

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  • Runtime
    23 minutes
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  • Rating
    This film has been exempt from classification and has no age restrictions
  • Director
    Stefan Scaini
  • Cast
    Hannah Alper, Sophia Mathur, Cooper Price, Charlene Rocha