PEI Fridays for Future Climate Action Group will present “I AM GRETA” the award winning film about Greta Thunberg, the 15 year-old Swedish climate activist who, in 2018 began holding school strikes outside her country’s Parliament building in Stockholm. At first she sat alone, handing out information and answering questions from passersby. Slowly, others began to join her – and within months she had sparked a worldwide movement.
Directed by Nathan Grossman, the film offers a personal and inspiring glimpse inside Greta’s path to becoming an internationally known environmental activist. Shot in the style of cinéma vérité and with support from the Thunberg family, cameras capture Greta’s meetings with government leaders, headline-making public appearances, and global protests. But they also depict Greta’s life outside of the moments visible on 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 film culminates with Greta’s arduous two-week journey by sailboat to the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City, where she’s greeted by crowds chanting her name (Greta stopped flying because of the high emissions caused by air travel). Today, her #FridaysForFuture movement has organized 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.”
Seats are limited due to Covid restrictions so advance booking is recommended.