Slater Jewell-Kemker is an award-winning filmmaker with a passion for film and all that is strange and magical. Born in Los Angeles to filmmaker parents, she grew up on a farm in Southern Ontario, taking control of her education at 15 to become an unschooler.
In 2008 she began production on “An Inconvenient Youth” chronicling the rise of the global youth climate movement, which has taken her around the world to UN Climate Talks and communities on the front lines of climate change. Slater has been recognized by the United Nations, Toronto Int’l Film Festival, Sidewalk Film Festival, Telluride MountainFILM Festival, My Hero Film Festival, SilverDocs Documentary Film Festival and CNEX for her filmmaking. ALICE marks Slater’s directorial debut in narrative film. Slater has been featured by Forbes as part of their Millennials on a Mission project, is the youngest Creative Visions Foundation Dan Eldon Fellow and a Global Teen Leader with the We Are Family Foundation.
She is currently developing a short film and her narrative feature RIBCAGE as a Resident within the Canadian Film Centre Director’s Lab, and is in post production with her feature documentary AN INCONVENIENT YOUTH.