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 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.
Christi Cooper is a scientist, documentary filmmaker, and Emmy-award winning cinematographer. Christi communicates complex issues through storytelling and visual narrative to create impact around the most pressing issues of our time. She is the inaugural SFFILM/Vulcan Productions Environmental Film Fellow, the first Focus on Nature Artist-in-Resident at the Jacob Burns Film Center, and was recently awarded The ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing.