SUCCESS! An Inconvenient Youth
Slater from An Inconvenient Youth visited Mali Bickley’s 5th grade class to screen some excerpts from AIY. Two months later this class resolved to produce their own environmental short film called “Commit to our Earth.” Remembering some advice Slater had given them, that “Sometimes it doesn’t work out the first time,” they worked their way through technical difficulties, learned to use a green screen, and created their exceptional short film. “Commit to Our Earth” was shown to their whole school, inspiring their peers and their teachers to pledge to take some positive action towards their environment. Their school even implemented environmental programs after viewing the film. Following in Slater’s footsteps, the class’s short was submitted and then won the My Hero Film Festival’s elementary category.