TV show on young people’s fight against climate change to be aired
A film about how young people are tackling climate change will premiere in a one-off television broadcast on Saturday.
The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute teamed up with government TV channel CITV to join the global release of Youth Unstoppable.
A BUEI spokeswoman said the documentary was the only one to cover the rise of the Youth Climate Movement from young people’s perspectives.
She added: “As inheritors of the earth, young people have become the most important voice in the climate debate, and Youth Unstoppable offers a look into the inner workings of the movement.”
She said the film would be broadcast at 7pm on Saturday “for one time only”.
The spokeswoman added: “Bermuda is the only country in the world that has been given the honour of screening Youth Unstoppable via television and at the end of the film Bermudian activist Andreas Ratteray will host a live question and answer segment with the director Slater Jewell-Kemker, centred around questions posed by Bermudian viewers.”
She said that the documentary examined Ms Jewell-Kemker’s “personal growth alongside the evolution” of the movement, an international network designed to encourage young people to take action on climate change.
The spokeswoman added: “At the age of 15, Slater began to travel the globe to capture the stories of the young activists putting their life on the line to fight for the world they want to live in.
“The film is an intimate display highlighting the diverse and expansive movements spearheaded by young people and the importance of allowing youth to have a voice in the policies that are affecting their future.”
She said: “We are thrilled to have secured the rights to screen Youth Unstoppable on a local television station and that CITV agreed to partner with us to make this possible.
“Slater’s work is truly inspirational, and we hope that it galvanises young Bermudians towards taking collective positive action.”
The film will launch a series planned to "spur community dialogue“ before the island’s first Youth Climate Summit in November.
* For more information on the Bermuda event, visit www.YCSBDA.com.