This documentary is being screened as part of the MV Environmental Film Festival. Youth v Gov is the story of the Juliana v. The United States of America constitutional lawsuit and the 21 American youth taking on the world’s most powerful government. Since 2015, the legal non-profit Our Children’s Trust, has been representing these youth in their landmark case against the U.S. government for violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty, personal safety, and property through their willful actions in creating the climate crisis they will inherit.
As leaders in the youth climate movement, the plaintiffs of Juliana v. The United States of America represent the diversity of American youth impacted by the climate crisis. These film characters encompass cultural, economic and geographic diversity and many come from marginalized communities, serving as beacons of hope for those who do not have a platform to share their own stories. Their diversity speaks not only to the impacts of climate change, but to the inclusion required if we are to build a better and more just future together. These young people are activists, students, artists, musicians, and farmers, and their stories are universal.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $12 member, $10 child (age 14 or younger).
Friday, May 26 at 4:00pm
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
79 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568
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