Ajyal Film Festival 2022

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I Am Greta (Greta)

Special Screening - Ajyal Film Festival 2020

Nathan Grossman / Feature Documentary / Sweden / 2020 / 97 min / Colour / In English, Swedish / Gulf Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

Synopsis

In 2018, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg held a school strike outside her country’s Parliament building in Stockholm. At first, she sat alone, handing out information and answering questions. Slowly, others began to join her, and within months she had sparked a worldwide movement. Directed by Nathan Grossman, ‘I Am Greta’ offers a personal and inspiring glimpse inside Greta’s path to becoming an internationally known environmental activist. Shot in the style of cinema vérité and with support from the Thunberg family, cameras capture Greta s meetings with government leaders, headline-making public appearances, and global protests.
The film also depicts Greta’s life outside of the news channels worldwide: laughing at home with her family, writing impassioned speeches, and trying to handle the mounting stress of nonstop travel, public scrutiny and becoming the face of the climate change cause. The story culminates with Greta’s arduous two-week journey by sailboat to the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City. Today, her #FridaysForFuture movement has organised climate strikes on every continent except Antarctica. As she tells the UN, “The world is waking up, and change is coming whether you like it or not”.

Credits

Director
Nathan Grossman
Producer
Cecilia Nessen, Fredrik Heinig
Editor
Hanna Lejonqvist, Charlotte Landelius
Executive Producer
Peter Modestij, Pelle Nilsson, Dana O'Keefe, Philip Westgren, Axel Arnö, Mandy Chang, Christiane Hinz, Helena Ingelsten, Jutta Krug
Music
Jon Ekstrand, Rebekka Karijord
Cinematographer
Nathan Grossman
Sales Company
Dogwoof
Production Company
BR·F
Distributor
Dogwoof
Cast
Greta Thunberg

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