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I Am Greta: an inspiring story sensitively

15 October, 2020 — By Dan Carrier

I AM GRETA
Directed by Nathan Grossman
Certificate: PG
☆☆☆☆

Greta Thunberg’s impact on a global scale, raising awareness of the most fundamentally important question of our time, is a phenomenon worthy of study.
And Nathan Grossman has had extraordinary access to put this sensitive film together, which traces Greta’s school climate strike on the steps of the Swedish parliament to giving a speech at the United Nations in New York (via sailing across the Atlantic on a carbon-neutral yacht).

As well as trying to explain more about her personal motives and understand how a 15-year-old became such a figurehead in the fight against climate change, we see what Greta has had to face from her critics: the bone-ignorance and simple-minded nastiness she has had thrown her way is a shocking element.

An inspiring film in parts, it asks what an individual should do when faced with such a giant, global issue. The answer is everything you possibly can.
Greta’s experience shows that sitting on your hands is not an option.

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