Greta Thunberg Documentary Set to Be Released in 2020 | 22 Words

Greta Thunberg is undoubtedly one of the most talked-about sixteen-year-olds in the world right now. The teen has truly made a mark on the world with her unwavering commitment to the climate change movement - a cause which is showing no signs of slowing down.

And it seems Greta's time in the spotlight is far from over as she will now be the center of a new documentary.

Keep scrolling for all the details, including where and when you can watch.

Greta Thunberg has become the face of the youth climate change movement.

The Swedish sixteen-year-old has been responsible for the global school strike movement, which began with weekly Friday school strikes to protest for climate change action.

Just a year ago, she was relatively unknown.

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Greta would regularly sit on her own outside Swedish parliament, first staging a "School Strike for Climate" in August last year. In the weeks leading up to the country’s general election, Thunberg sat on the steps outside of the parliament building in Stockholm, holding up the now-iconic sign that read “Skolstrejk För Klimatet" — translating to “school strike for climate."

The teen sat outside the building during school hours for 3 weeks.

Her demands were that the Swedish government reduce carbon emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement. By sacrificing her education to protest for action, the teen began to conjure up attention and gain traction online.

Her unwavering commitment to the environment has woken the rest of the world.

While a little over a year ago, the name "Greta Thunberg" was relatively unknown, now, her's is the first name that springs to mind when you think of the climate change movement.

Thunberg is known for delivering blistering, matter-of-fact speeches about the urgency of what she calls the "climate crisis."

If we fast-forward to now, Thunberg continues to hold governments accountable during her powerful talks, which have seen her nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and placed in TIME's top one-hundred influential people in the world list.

Her message is clear: we need to act now.

Having whipped up a gigantic global youth movement, climate change is finally getting the attention it deserves, but Thunberg still believes that governments are the ones who still aren't listening. According to the United Nations, humanity has under twelve years to prevent a climate change crisis. A report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) at the end of 2018 called for immediate “unprecedented changes" to all aspects of society.

If we do not act, the future, if there is one at all, will be very bleak.

Rising global temperatures pose a high risk of social and environmental disasters, including floods, drought, wildfires, and food shortages for millions of people across our planet.

Thunberg has gone to great lengths to fight her cause.

In July, the teen ditched environmentally damaging air travel and sailed across the Atlantic to attend the U.N. climate summits in the U.S. and Chile.

Little by little, her trailblazing activism seems to be sinking in.

According to Live Kindly, earlier this year, Mohammed Barkindo — the secretary-general of OPEC (the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) — acknowledged public opinion surrounding the climate crisis as a threat to the oil industry.

And her youth school strike movement is growing on a mass scale.

On September 20, millions around the world, from London to New York, Sydney to Colombia, ditched the classroom to peacefully protest for climate action in what Thunberg dubs "Fridays for Future."

She's also backed by a whole host of famous faces.

Including the likes of Michelle Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

But, Thunberg's movement has been met with waves of criticism.

Her activism has seen her labeled "melodramatic" amongst other things, as well as others saying that she is being used as a political shield. Though her critics don't seem to have stopped her.

It's been a busy year for the teen.

Thunberg was even listed as 1 of 4 winners of the 2019 Right Livelihood Award, which is widely known as the "Alternative Nobel Prize," as well as honored as TIME's Person of the Year. 

There's no denying at just sixteen, she's truly made her mark on the world.

Not only is she so young, but she has also been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, something she says is her "superpower."

Her story is inspirational.

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So much so, that she's now set to be the focus of an upcoming documentary.

The doc is currently under the working title, Greta...

And is produced by Cecilia Nessen and Frederik Heinig through B-Reel Films, and directed by Nathan Grossman.

The team behind the film have been following Greta right from when her school strike movement began.

With the cameras documenting right through to some of her most recent protests.

The film aims to showcase her mission to bring the urgency of the climate crisis to the attention of the world.

"In August 2018, 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 my future on earth, why should I care about my future in school?" reads the synopsis. "Within months, her strike evolves into a global movement. The quiet teenage girl on the autism spectrum becomes a world-famous activist."

According to Deadline, the documentary is being backed by popular streaming service, Hulu.

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Hulu reportedly got behind the project a little while ago and have been involved behind the scenes while deals were going through.

Greta will be hitting screens next year.

A specific release date is yet to be confirmed. For more on global warming, keep scrolling to learn why one scientist believes turning to cannibalism is the solution...