In August of 2018, Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old
student from Sweden, starts a school strike for the climate. Her
question for adults is this: if you don’t care about her future on this
planet, why should she care about her future in school? Within months,
her strike evolves into a global movement, as schoolchildren from
across the world join the #FridaysForFuture strikes and march to demand
politicians start taking serious steps to tackle climate change. Greta,
a shy schoolgirl with Asperger’s, is suddenly thrust onto the world
stage as the voice of the next generation.
Greta’s story is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this
intimate documentary from Swedish environmental filmmakerNathan Grossman and producersCecilia Nessen (prod. Bergman: A Year in the Life) and Fredrik Heinig
(prod. Bergman: A Year in the Life, Midsommar). Starting with her
one-person school strike for climate justice outside the Swedish
Parliament, Grossman follows Greta 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,
where she delivers an impassioned speech to politicians that reverberates
across the world.