At the age of 15, Greta Thunberg managed to do something very few people have accomplished – she made the world listen. Ever since she sparked a global movement in 2018 when she went on strike from school to protest against humanity’s collective fault and failure to handle climate change, Greta has become a well-known youthful activist.
Hulu’s Original Documentary, I Am Greta, Shows Her Journey So Far
Greta Thunberg has walked a long road since her Friday climate strikes, and this new Hulu documentary called I Am Greta, is supposed to shed more light on the life and journey of this aspiring Swedish teen. In it, director Nathan Grossman follows Greta and her family through the last two years, from single strikes in front of her school to giving emotional speeches at venues like the World Economic Forum and the United Nations.
We get to see all sides of Greta – from laughing at mean Facebook comments to crying over injustices. Her searing speeches aimed at accusing the powerful of not acting on climate change have garnered many political and social attacks toward her. Despite them all, she keeps on fighting for change.
She Sees Her Asperger’s as Something Positive
Although the public discourse about Asperger syndrome is still considered negative, Greta sees the autism spectrum differently. She says it helps her stay focused on her work and passion because, without it, she may face the distractions her peers often experience. To her, she doesn’t “suffer” from Asperger’s, she simply “has” it.
Perhaps that’s why she so viciously avoids air travel and even set out on a notorious (and dangerous) boat trip across the Atlantic to get to New York and address the UN. The documentary takes the viewer on board that small light boat, and it shows just the type of determination Greta Thunberg has to get her message across.