Greta Thunberg Documentary Set At Hulu, Chronicling Climate Activist’s Global Rise

EXCLUSIVE: Sixteen-year-old Swedish local weather activist Greta Thunberg is the topic of Greta (working title), an unique documentary, which can premiere on Hulu in 2020. The  documentary is produced by Cecilia Nessen and Frederik Heinig through B-Reel Movies and directed by Nathan Grossman.

In August of 2018, Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old pupil in Sweden begins a college strike for the local weather. Her query for adults: in the event you don’t care about my future on earth, why ought to I care about my future in class? Inside months, her strike evolves into a worldwide motion. Greta, a quiet Swedish lady on the autism spectrum turns into a world well-known activist.

The crew behind Greta (wt) has been following Thunberg from her early college strike in Stockholm all the way in which to parliaments and large worldwide protests, documenting her mission to make the world perceive the urgency of the local weather disaster. Based on sources, Hulu had come on board the venture awhile again and had been concerned behind the scenes whereas offers had been being made.

The 16-year-old Thunberg was just lately named Time Individual of the Yr, the youngest particular person to get the popularity. She turned a family identify within the US throughout her tour of North America this previous fall. She attended rallies, met with world leaders and spoke on the United Nations Climate Motion Summit in New York Metropolis. Her UN speech, through which she criticized world leaders for his or her inaction on the local weather disaster, obtained worldwide consideration, and her interactions with US President Donald Trump went viral. She just lately made one other massive splash on the worldwide scene together with her look on the COP25 Climate Change convention.

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Thunberg has been getting messages of assist from Michelle Obama and has been embraced by Hollywood, with celebrities similar to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Leonardo DiCaprio and Woody Harrelson amongst her military of followers. As her reputation continues to develop, Thunberg was featured in Saturday Night time Reside‘s Chilly Open this previous weekend, portrayed by the present’s star Kate McKinnon.

The younger activist has obtained quite a few honors and awards, together with a fellowship of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, in addition to a nomination for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize.

Greta (wt) joins Hulu’s roster of unique documentaries targeted on culturally related tales concerning the human expertise, together with award-winning Minding The Hole, Ask Dr. Ruth and Hillary.