Friday 28 April 2023, 6.30pm
Director: Christi Cooper, 2020
Venue: We are required to use an alternative entrance to the Norwich Castle (main entrance is closed due to current renovations). This entrance will initially take patrons through the bird section of the Castle's Natural History Exhibit.
Youth V Gov is the story of the Juliana v. The United States of America constitutional lawsuit and the 21 American youth, ages 14 to 25, who are 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 wilful actions in creating the climate crisis they will inherit.
Multi-award winning filmmaker Christi Cooper will be joining us live via video link from the United States to introduce the film.
Post-screening discussion panel featuring youth activists (Greenpeace, UEA Students Union) and mental health workers from sUStain (Norwich’s climate anxiety support programme for young people).
Trigger warning: This film contains emotional scenes and representations of climate anxiety.