Edition 20: 6-14 August, 2021

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I Am Greta

Sweden
2020 — 98 min / Colour

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Synopsis

The story of teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg is told through compelling, never-before-seen footage in this intimate documentary from Swedish director Nathan Grossman. Starting with her one-person school strike for climate action outside the Swedish Parliament, Grossman follows Greta - a shy schoolgirl with Asperger’s – in her rise to prominence, and her galvanizing global impact as she sparks school strikes around the world. The film culminates with her astonishing wind powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York City.

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Directors' Biography

Nathan Grossman is educated at The Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. He started his career as a stills photographer for Rolling Stone India and later moved into documentary filmmaking, mainly focusing on environmental issues. In 2015 Nathan got the world’s attention for his short film The Toaster Challenge where an athlete tries to generate energy to toast a slice of bread. The video became a global phenomenon with over 15 million views. 2017 Nathan completed his first full-length tv-series for public broadcaster SVT, about the growing meat consumption in Sweden. The show sparked a big discussion about meat consumption in Sweden and got nominated for best factual program of the year.

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Director

Nathan Grossman

Producer

Cecilia Nessen

Fredrik Heinig

Cinematography

Nathan Grossman

Editing

Hanna Lejonqvist

Charlotte Landelius

Sound

Johan Johnson

Screenings & Awards

TIFF, Toronto, Canada, 2020

La Biennale di Venezia, Italy, 2020

Stockholm IFF, Sweden, 2020

Zurich FF, Switzerland, 2020
Science Film Award

Official Film Website

https://www.iamgretafilm.com/