A First Look of Greta Thunberg’s Reality in ‘I Am Greta’ Trailer. Take a closer look into the days of Greta Thunberg in the “I Am Greta” documentary trailer.
Initially premiered in the Venice film festival in early September, Nathan Grossman’s “I am Greta” documentary received a massive response on how it shows an in-depth look at Greta Thunberg’s life. As anticipation for its public release builds up, the first UK trailer for the film has been released.
Grossman initially came across Thunberg when she was on her one-person strike outside the Swedish Parliament, and since then he has followed her throughout her journey from being a 15-year-old student to becoming the face of youths protesting for climate change. The documentary was initiated as a means of allowing the world to feel closer to Greta personally and her experience “to go from nothing to become this very famous climate activist” says Grossman in an interview with Reuters, “I was also thinking like ‘Jesus, everything is going so quickly. What a weird kind of rush … this is’ in a sense that we are standing here with the pope and just like eight, nine months ago she started the school strike.”
The film contains footage of her cross-Atlantic journey on a boat, her preparation for her iconic United Nations speech, but also clips of her daily life as a regular teenager, dancing around and goofing off (a side we don’t regularly see on the media’s coverage of her).
Appearing via video in the film’s premiere, Greta spoke, “You did succeed in framing me as myself and not the person that the media frames me to be, not the angry, naive child who sits in the United Nations general assembly screaming at the world leaders. Because that’s not the person I am.” With her first-hand approval, the movie also presents Greta’s ‘shy’ and ‘nerdy’ personality.
Greta has become the poster child of youth protests around the world, bravely taking on politicians and officials from all around the world. With her bold words and courageous speeches, she consistently demands for a change from the people in power. But as she continues being seen as the leading voice on a serious global issue, some tend to forget that she’s merely a teenager still coming into her own. “I am Greta” will be available to stream on Hulu in November 13.