Youth v Gov



Youth v Gov is the story of America’s youngest citizens taking on the world’s most powerful government. Twenty-one courageous youth lead a groundbreaking lawsuit, asserting the government has willfully acted over six decades to create our climate crisis, endangering their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property. If these young people are successful, they’ll not only make history, they’ll change the future.


  • Director: Christi Cooper

  • Producers: Olivia Ahnemann, Christi Cooper

  • Duration: 1hr 47min

  • Category: Feature

  • US

Ages 12+

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Join us for a conversation with Cathy Whitlock, an internationally respected earth scientist who studies past climate and environmental change at Montana State University, as she speaks with Youth v Gov's director Christi Cooper, and one of the plaintiffs in the case Juliana v. United States, Jacob Lebel about the current status of this historic court case. Moderated by Carrie Richer, IWFF Artistic Director.