I Am Greta
directed by Nathan Grossman, Sweden 2020, 97'
- In August 2018, 15-year-old Greta Thunberg begins the school strike outside the Swedish Parliament, thereby asking the adults the question: if no one cares about her future on Earth, why should she care about her future at school? Within a few months her action gathers pace and becomes a global social movement. A calm Swedish student becomes a world-famous activist. The film shows Greta Thunberg’s story from the first day of the strike until the dramatic transatlantic crossing to attend the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City; it also includes her appearance in Katowice to speak at the Climate Change Conference.
- The director, fascinated by her frankness and charisma, has followed Greta with a camera from the very beginning, trying to capture the moment of birth of a generational leader. We observe how a teenager, shy and unnoticed at first, draws more attention over time and forces the politicians to take a new approach towards climate change, inspiring other activists to take similar actions across the world as part of the #FridaysForFuture movement.