Castlemaine students who helped establish the School Strike for Climate Action group will feature in a re-edited environmental documentary.
The documentary - Youth Unstoppable - will feature at the Theatre Royal on the opening on night of the Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival in July.
Shot by Canadian filmmaker Slater Jewell-Kemker, the film captures the youth climate change movement.
Jewell-Kemker re-edited the film when she learnt of the efforts Castlemaine's secondary students had gone to in an effort to convince the Australian federal government to improve climate change policies.
Miro Wilkinson, who helped form the Castlemaine youth movement last year, said there was a feeling of pride around being included in the film.
"It's a really proud moment to be recognised in this big documentary about the whole (youth climate change movement)," he said.
It's a really proud moment to be recognised in this big documentary.Miro Wilkinson
"Everyone will be feeling happy and proud with that accomplishment.
"It's really going to help. A film or documentary can get out to so many people and it's very accessible for people to see and understand.
"So it's going to help a lot get a lot of comments, hopefully very positive, for the movement."
Wilkinson said CDFF director Geoffrey Smith had reached out to Jewell-Kemker about the film.
"I know we've had people like Geoffrey get in touch with her on our behalf," Wilkinson said.
"He was very determined to have this film as part of the festival and seeing as (the festival) is in Castlemaine, where school strike started to kick off, it was perfect.
"At the start (of the school strike movement), I wasn't sure what to expect. We didn't know where it would go but it's amazing to see how big it has become."
Wilkinson will host the world premiere of the re-edited film in Castlemaine alongside school mate Niamh O'Connor.
"The whole night there's a lot of stuff happening," Wilkinson said. "We are planning a pre-party event with the school strikers and people like Bob Brown and Richard Flanagan. After that there will be the screening and (filmmaker Slater Jewell-Kemker) on video chat."
The Castlemaine Documentary Film Festival is on from July 19 to 21. Visit www.cdocff.com.au/program for the full program.
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