Does it take a child to speak up about pressing issues such as climate change? Do we have to talk about something that should have been discussed before? Do we realize the importance of preserving nature and our very own planet for the next generation?
Directed by Nathan Grossman, “I am Greta” follows a fifteen-year-old girl with autism who sees the world from a very unique prism, which terrifies her to a level where she begins to sound an alarm regarding climate change. The filmmaker notices her protesting in front of the parliament each Friday with the sign saying, “School Strike for Climate,” which at first draws his attention and then the entire planet’s.
“I feel like adults never do what they say, never,” Greta will say at some point. Or, even felt helpless and useless at some point thinking that people don’t really wanna hear what she has to say. All that they care about is the spotlight. However, as she struggles with autism, missing her daily routine, the young woman continues her movement, inspiring thousands of others to join her in her mission of saving the planet.
As for the film itself, it’s a well-executed documentary that follows an important person who, perhaps, has triggered a crucial path towards imminent action that will be followed by many in saving our common home and our future. Because it’s up to us to react and do the right thing for one particular reason – we are bigger than any politician. If we do what we have to, it will lead us to a brighter future with a place where not only we but our future children can also live in.