Award-winning filmmaker and director Slater Jewell-Kemker spent 8 years shooting Another World Is Possible around the world. At age 15, Slater began attending environmental summits, camera in hand, wide-eyed and ready to make a difference. What began with a single journey evolved into an intimate and challenging documentary shot behind the front lines of the largely unseen and misunderstood Global Youth Climate Movement. This film, seen through the lens of Slaterâ€™s camera, documents the struggles, events and first hand effects on the youth fighting to be heard at home, and within the frustrating and complex process of UN Climate Change negotiations. The passionate young thinkers in An Inconvenient Youth want what we all want: a safe place to call home. From flood ravaged villages in Nepal to luxury hotels in Cancun, from the tailings ponds of the Alberta Tar Sands to the riots of Copenhagen, culminating with the intense and defining events at the 21st UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. Climate change is already reshaping our world. Another World Is Possible shows us a powerful vision for the future of our planet and the young people who will lead us there.
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Slater Jewell-Kemker is an award-winning 26-year-old director/editor/writer/ videographer with a passion for film and all that is strange and magical. Born in Los Angeles to filmmaker parents, she has grown up with the idea that she could change the world by making her own media. At age 15 Slater became an unschooler, effectively taking control of her education and devoting her time to film and music.In 2008 she began production on An Inconvenient Youth, chronicling the rise of the global youth climate movement, which has taken her around the world to UN Climate Talks and communities on the front lines of climate change. Slater has been recognized by the United Nations, Toronto International Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, Telluride MountainFILM Festival, My Hero Film Festival, SilverDocs Documentary Film Festival and CNEX for her filmmaking. Alice, Slaterâ€™s latest short film, is about a young women struggling to connect with the world around her.