“YOUTH v GOV” - an independent feature-length, award-winning documentary about Juliana v. United States - began streaming globally, on Netflix on Friday, April 29th.
The film’s release comes at an important moment in the litigation as the Juliana plaintiffs await an imminent decision on a motion to amend their case, where a favorable decision could put them back on the path to trial. Its premiere on Netflix also offers a rare opportunity for audiences worldwide to see a film about an active, historically significant lawsuit that is moving through the U.S. court system right now. It tells the story of the groundbreaking constitutional climate case brought by 21 young plaintiffs – a story whose conclusion is still unwritten – and their quest to secure children’s legal rights to a safe climate.
ABOUT THE FILM:
This is an independent film by Director Christi Cooper, Barrelmaker Productions, and Vulcan Productions about the children’s climate lawsuit, Juliana v. United States.
“YOUTH v GOV” tells the story of the 21 Juliana youth plaintiffs who are suing the U.S. government for actions causing the climate crisis and violating their constitutional rights.
WHY THIS FILM - AND THE JULIANA CASE - ARE IMPORTANT:
Victory in the Juliana v. United States case would be one of the most far-reaching and durable solutions to the climate crisis ever.
The youth plaintiffs are currently awaiting a ruling that, if favorable, could put them back on the path to trial.
However, the U.S. Department of Justice and Attorney General Merrick Garland continue to oppose their right to trial, delaying and seeking to dismiss the case before the youth can present their evidence of the government’s actions knowingly worsening the climate crisis.
CALL TO ACTION:
Watch the film - “YOUTH v GOV” - on Netflix.
Share the film with others!
Take action to support the young plaintiffs and their case.
Help shape the next chapter of this story!