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In August of 2018, Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old student in Sweden, starts a school strike for the climate, sitting alone outside the Swedish Parliament. Her question for adults: "If you don't care about her future on earth, why should she care about her future in school?" Incredibly, documentary filmmaker Nathan Grossman started documenting her tiny strike from the very beginning. Within months, her strike evolves into a global movement, catapulting this teenager as a generational leader.
“Since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago,” Greta tells delegates at a UN conference in Poland. Her message inspires other young activists to take action around the world. As her notoriety rises, she’s targeted with vitriol and death threats from climate crisis deniers. Her critics include Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro, who calls her “a brat.”
The film culminates in a harrowing sailboat ride that Greta and her father Svante take over the Atlantic Ocean to attend two UN climate summits in September 2019. Over this transformational year, we witness the forces that seek to lift her up and tear her down. Through it all, Greta stays resolute in her mission for real change.
Synopsis written by: Anderson Le