So, what were you doing at the age of 17? Chances are you weren’t traveling around the globe elevating the discussion of climate change like Greta Thunberg has been doing. In a short period of time she has helped bring this issue home to people in a way few (other than maybe Al Gore) have done, but it wasn’t easy. And we see some of that struggle in the new documentary, I Am Greta, which has been acquired by Hulu.
Directed by Nathan Grossman, I Am Greta charts Greta’s rise to fame as a voice for the generation that will be most affected by climate change. Along the way, she has faced ridicule and threats by climate deniers and others who just get their kicks attacking an outspoken young woman with Asperger’s. The film also chronicles Greta’s amazing journey by boat across the Atlantic to attend the UN Climate Action Summit in NYC.
I Am Greta recently had its world premiere in Venice, and will be released to Hulu on November 13th.
SYNOPSIS: The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary from Swedish director Nathan Grossman. Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, Grossman follows Greta—a shy student with Asperger’s—in her rise to prominence and her galvanizing global impact as she sparks school strikes around the world. The film culminates with her extraordinary wind-powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City.