One Book Feature Film: YOUTH v GOV

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Library Hall
Follow 21 young Americans suing the world’s most powerful government to protect their constitutional rights to a stable climate. If they win, they'll change the future.

Masks are required to attend this live event in Library Hall.

YOUTH v GOV is the story of America’s youth taking on the world’s most powerful government. Armed with a wealth of evidence, 21 courageous leaders file a ground-breaking lawsuit against the U.S. government, asserting it has willfully acted over six decades to create the climate crisis, thus endangering their constitutional rights to life, liberty, and property. If these young people are successful, they will not only make history, they will change the future.
“Just as Juliana v. U.S. is no ordinary lawsuit, YOUTH v GOV is no ordinary story. It is a must-watch for anyone who cares about future generations and our planet.” WITNESS

“Here’s the deal. If you have a child-rearing bone in your body — or, really, anything other than a raisin where your heart should be — YOUTH v GOV will move you.... Part of that power comes from the skill of the filmmakers, who weave together 60 years of archival material, stirring footage of natural disasters, and dramatic courtroom video to bring dense legal arguments to life. But the vast majority of the documentary’s emotional muscle comes from those meddling kids.” GRIST


Run Time: 

1 hour 50 min.
“Youth v Gov is both a documentary and a kind of superhero movie.”
POV Magazine

One Book Steamboat

This is a featured event to enhance the ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT community reading of The Ministry for the Future.


One Book Steamboat has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Democracy demands wisdom. Funding has been provided to Bud Werner Memorial Library by Colorado Humanities from the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or Colorado Humanities.