At the COP21, Connect4Climate is presenting first clips of the documentary An Inconvenient Youth which 23-year-old filmmaker Slater Jewell-Kemker started shooting when she was fifteen years old. Described as An Inconvenient Truth meets Boyhood, the film follows the rise of the global youth climate movement. "I’ve been to youth conferences in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, New York and Japan. I’ve traveled to agricultural communities in Nepal, South America and Northern Alberta. When you follow the story of climate change, you follow the story of how our world is changing and of how we, as people, are changing", says Slater Jewell-Kemker . "It’s a global issue. Sometimes it affects one nation more than others, but eventually we’re all going to be affected."
During the COP21 she keeps filming. On November 30, Slater Jewell-Kemker went to the Place de la République in Paris where thousands of people placed their shoes as a symbol on the ground because the climate march has been cancelled due to security reasons. “It really spoke to us, as a representation of the silent majority”, underlines the filmmaker. “Even if not everyone speaks their voice, we know that vast majority of people care for this planet and wants to make it a better place.”
The introduction of An Inconvenient Youth by Slater Jewell-Kemker will be followed by a panel discussion on Film & Creativity for the Climate Movement. Besides the young filmmaker, the participants includes City of God director Fernando Mereilles, Bianca Jagger, Greenpeace Director Kumi Naidoo and Lucia Grenna, Program Manager, Connect4Climate. The Youth4Climate event takes place at the German Pavilion at 6 pm.