Hulu to Screen Greta Thunberg Documentary in 2020
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A documentary about Greta Thunberg is coming to Hulu. The Disney-owned streaming service will explore the rise of the 15-year old Swedish climate activist, who was recently named as Time’s Person of the Year.
Tentatively titled “Greta,” the documentary will be directed by Nathan Grossman with producers Cecilia Nessen and Fredrik Heinig from B-Reel Films. The team followed Thunberg in school in Stockholm in the early days of the climate change school strikes. It will chart her journey to the parliament and the international scene in “her mission to make the world understand the urgency of the climate crisis.”
Thunberg recently sailed to the Atlantic Ocean as she headed to New York from England. She was aboard a zero-carbon yacht to make a clear statement about reducing emissions. Her trip took 15 days, with the UN Climate Action Summit as the highlight. Thunberg addressed leaders of the world for not acting on the environmental crisis.
The 15-year-old, who is under the autism spectrum, called out politicians by repeatedly saying “How dare you!” Time Magazine said that she’s been “the biggest voice on the biggest issue facing the planet.”
Deadline reported that Hulu was on board this documentary a while back and was already working behind the scenes as deals were made.
Per the Time article:
Thunberg began a global movement by skipping school: starting in August 2018, she spent her days camped out in front of the Swedish Parliament, holding a sign painted in black letters on a white background that read Skolstrejk för klimatet: “School Strike for Climate.” In the 16 months since, she has addressed heads of state at the U.N., met with the Pope, sparred with the President of the United States and inspired 4 million people to join the global climate strike on September 20, 2019, in what was the largest climate demonstration in human history.