This 6-year-old's film was so important, President Obama showed it at the White House.

It started with a question: "Are you paying attention?"

If you had a chance to make a film that the president might see, what would it be about?

6-year-old Noah Gue has one question for the president (and for the rest of us):



Because here's what Noah sees:

  • It's midwinter in Montana at 9,000 feet, and he can't find enough snow to ski.
  • Forest fires are becoming more frequent and more severe.
  • The landscape around him is changing rapidly.

He was the youngest person to submit a film to the White House Student Film Festival, and one of only 15 who was invited to screen his film at the White House.

He definitely got President Obama's attention.

Check out the video to meet his parents and learn about his plans for his next big project.

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