‘I Am Greta’ Review: The Campaign For Our Lives
Updated: Dec 28, 2020
The documentary, ‘I Am Greta’ directed by Nathan Grossman captures the inside life of 17-year-old Greta Thunberg, an environmental activist on her journey against fighting climate change and the hundreds of politicians.
Greta Thunberg is a Swedish activist who has Asperger’s Syndrome. Throughout the documentary, viewers get an inside look at how a 15-year-old school girl started with a school strike and now has become a world leader in environmental activism. Her school strikes came to be known as “Fridays For Future” in an attempt to spread awareness and capture the attention of politicians. Her school strikes became very popular, as of September 2019 more than 7 million people went on strike for the climate and it became the largest known climate strike in history. Greta stated, “Once the climate crisis has gotten your attention, you can’t look away”, this is what exactly occurred to the millions of people.
The ‘I Am Greta’ is a behind-the-scenes document of Greta’s struggles that she faces alongside her family. Not only is Greta very aware of climate change but she is also aware of the consequences future generations may face. “How dare you look away?”, is what Greta continuously told politicians in yet another one of her emotional speeches. This documentary gives the audience a better understanding of not only Greta’s struggles as an activist but also how she copes with the struggles.
There are many ways to stop this disaster and Greta Thunberg is one of the many environmental activists who will lead us to the right path if and only if we do what is right for our Earth.
Marilou Vazquez, Director of Production
‘I Am Greta’ Documentary on Hulu