Protecting Earth's Climate for Future Generations

Communication

Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery are award-winning short films of amazing youth co-produced by OCT, WITNESS and iMatter.

Stories of TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery is a 10-part groundbreaking documentary series of 9 young people who bravely share their stories of harm, activism and hope around the climate crisis. These youth have gone to court to hold their governments accountable for protecting the Public Trust resources that are essential for their well being and survival. What they want is simple: real Climate Recovery Plans, guided by our nation's best science, not dictated by politics and fossil fuel lobbyists. They come from California, Montana, Alaska, Arizona, Iowa, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Oregon and Massachusetts, but their stories cross state lines and tell a common American story.

These mini-documentaries examine the geographic, economic and societal impacts of climate change on our nation's youth and their communities. Stories of TRUST show a diversity of young voices. We are lucky to know and work with these young people. They have powerful stories to share and they are busy working for your future, and your children's future. Please hear them, share their stories, and then take action!

The 10th and final film in the series will tell the story of the American Public Trust Doctrine and the Scientific Prescription for Climate Recovery from the experts.

The TRUST Film Series: Co-produced by Our Children's Trust, WITNESS, and the iMatter Campaign, with filming, directing and editing from graduate students in the MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking Program at Montana State University, including Christi Cooper-Kuhn, Deia Schlosberg, Katie Gilbertson and Sean Solowiej. We are especially grateful for the incredible directing and production work of Kelly Matheson, WITNESS's Program Manager for the Americas.