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Nathan Grossman – Greta #Venezia77

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A humanizing portrayal of the life of activist Greta Thunberg.

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7 min. and 23 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Nathan Grossman, director of the film Greta.

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A conversation with Nathan Grossman, director of Greta, a documentary on the young, influential activist Greta Thunberg presented out of competition at the 77th edition of the Venice International Film Festival. Grossman talks about how he hopes the film will humanize the iconic Greta, countering the way in which she has been talked about in the media up to now. We also talk about what prompted him to begin documenting her and whether he believed that the movement she inspired would get as big as it actually did. Aside from that, Grossman shares his own thoughts on climate change and whether activism contributes to political decisions and stances taken in the best interest for the survival of our planet.

Greta: In August of 2018, Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old student in Sweden, starts a school strike for the climate. Her question for adults: if you don’t care about her future on Earth, why should she care about her future in school? Within months, her strike evolves into a global movement. Greta, a quiet Swedish girl on the autism spectrum, is now a world famous activist. The team behind Greta has been following the young activist from her very first day of school strike.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Nathan Grossman
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Greta
  • Festival section
    Out of competition
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