Youth V Gov

Youth V Gov

Directed by Christi Cooper

YOUTH v GOV is the story of America’s youth taking on the world’s most powerful government. In 2015, 21 young plaintiffs, ages 8 to 19, filed suit against the U.S. government asserting a willful violation of their constitutional rights in creating our climate crisis. If they’re successful, they’ll not only make history, they’ll change the future.

Emmy-award winning cinematographer, Christi uses storytelling and visual narrative to create human connection and impact around the most pressing issues of our time. With a MS in Microbiology and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, she left a scientific career in Europe to obtain an MFA in Science & Natural History Filmmaking, after which she co-created TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery, with WITNESS. Her awards include a Wildscreen Panda Award for Best Campaign Film, Best Environmental Film from Backcountry Film Festival, Best Youth Film from Colorado Environmental Film Festival, and Best Made in Montana from the International Wildlife Film Festival, among others.