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What to know: Stunning documentary showing young people tackling important issues about climate change.
AGAINST THE TIDE: A JOURNEY FOR CLIMATE HOPE is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 12-18
30 minutes
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I love this film! It is a stunning documentary that tackles the important issues about climate change and features young people talking with other young people about their concerns. This film really resonates with me, because I am an avid supporter of protecting the environment, especially our oceans. The primarily focuses of the film is on rising sea levels due to climate change caused by pollution, carbon emissions and nuclear waste. The film excels at educating its target audience. Most of the spokespersons are young adults whose islands are going to disappear at the end of this century. It is extremely powerful to hear firsthand from these islanders as they tell stories about their beloved islands. Their pleas to governments and countries worldwide to stop polluting and using nuclear technology is especially touching. It really opened my eyes to how bad our environment has become. Some of these adolescents will not have a home in the future. That really points out how dire the situation is. Although the film can be a bit depressing, I love focus on spreading awareness about climate change. It is crucial for Millennials, because they have the power to change the outcome of our planet. Young adults will enjoy seeing their peers traveling around the world and speaking out. I give this 4.5 out of 5 stars and recommend it for ages 12 to 18. Reviewed by Chandler D. and Julie S., KIDS FIRST! Jurors
In 2017, a group of young leaders from states on the front line of climate change and marine degradation joined Peace Boat's 95th Global Voyage in Barcelona as a part of a new programme to highlight these crucial issues. These young women and men, between 19 and 26 years of age, were from the regions of the Pacific Ocean, Indian Ocean and the Caribbean. Over the following three weeks, they visited Lisbon, Bordeaux, London, Edinburgh, Reykjavik and New York. In every port, they connected with civil society organizations and government agencies bringing their message to citizens and government representatives throughout the voyage. The film portrays their experience and raises awareness about the fragility and vulnerability of the small island states.
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