At an early age, teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg became the face of hope for our environment after delivering powerful speeches to the U.S. Congress and the United Nations in 2019.
“I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back at school on the other side of the ocean,” Greta told the United Nations Climate Action Summit when she was only 16-year-old. “Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.” (Read: Four events in 2019 when the impossible became possible)
In August of 2018, Greta started protesting in front of the Swedish parliament building, asking the Swedish government to meet the carbon emissions target agreed by world leaders in Paris in 2015. (Read: Faith Group Applauds DOE, Calls for Just Transition to Renewable Energy)
She held a sign that read “School Strike for Climate,” and began regularly urging students around the world to join her.
With her persuasive speeches and overall activism, Greta went viral on social media and inspired the start of numerous environmental strikes around the world. She was also named as Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019, making “Greta” a household name for everything environment-related.
To honor Greta’s legacy and shed light on her advocacies, streaming service Hulu has announced the release of I Am Greta—an original documentary film that follows the young Swedish girl as she continues her fight for mother Earth. The documentary is set to premiere on November 13.
Hulu Original Documentary
According to its synopsis, I Am Greta is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage directed by Swedish director Nathan Grossman. This Hulu original documentary covers every advocacy made by Greta— starting from her one-person school strike for climate action to her astonishing wind-powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City. (Read: Uh-oh, will the water crisis lead to an increased use of disposable products?)
“The film highlights the growing gap between worsening climate impacts and warnings from scientists on the one hand, and the words and actions of world leaders on the other,” said Grossman in a statement.