Director: Nathan Grossman
Cast: Greta Thunberg
98 minutes: English/ Swedish with English subtitles (2020)
Greta Thunberg has become a global legend without even trying, inspiring climate activism and youth movements across the planet. The story of this teenage climate activist 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 schoolgirl 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 astonishing wind powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City.
Ensuring respectful boundaries, Grossman offers the most privileged access and insight into Greta yet seen on screen.
‘An uplifting, inspirational story’
Lee Marshall, Screen Daily
‘Greta: I don’t care about being popular. I care about climate justice’
Vanity Fair, Yohanna Desta
‘Greta: We haven’t taken to the streets for you to take selfies with us and tell us you admire what we do’
Guy Lodge, Variety
‘Grossman: it’s going to be very interesting to see the reactions among young people to how the governments spent millions and millions on the COVID-19 crisis, but they said for a long, long time that, ‘Oh, the environmental crisis is very expensive and very complicated.’
Ramori Ravandran, Variety