Bring your class to SF Green Film Festival's free schools program at the Cowell Theatre at Fort Mason Center on Friday, September 7 at 10:00am.
This event is a great opportunity for young people Grades 5-12 to learn about current environmental issues, get involved in discussions, and meet filmmakers and youth activists. The program will open up discussions on climate, as well as civic process, ahead of the Governor’s Global Climate Action Summit (Sept 12-14).
The film & discussion program will last 90 minutes. A limited number of buses are available for transportation to/from the venue.
Students will also have the option to visit the spectacular COAL+ICE climate change photography exhibit, also at Fort Mason Center. Tickets for this exhibit are complementary. (More details available soon).
YOUTH v GOV takes an intimate look at a group of youth plaintiffs, ages 10–21, as they embark on the groundbreaking—and possibly most important—climate change litigation of the 21st century. A modern David vs. Goliath story, the film follows their journey as they fight the US government and the fossil fuel industry to secure their legal right to a healthy atmosphere and a stable climate for not only their generation, but for generations to come.
This work-in-progress screening (the case is still in the courts, so production is ongoing) will feature a 20-minute sneak preview of the film along with a presentation by and discussion with the filmmaker and two of the youth plaintiffs, as well as local youth who are involved in climate change resolutions in the Bay Area.GUEST SPEAKERS: Director Christi Cooper; Film subjects/youth plaintiffs TBD; local youth leaders TBD.
2 Marina Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94123
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