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GRETA THUNBERG IS DONATING REVENUE FROM HER DOCUMENTARY TO CLIMATE PROJECTS

I Am Greta documentary (B-Reel Films)

 (B-Reel Films)

The much-anticipated I Am Greta documentary about teenager and climate activist Greta Thunberg drops in cinemas across the world today.

The film, by Nathan Grossman, follows Greta from that first day when she sat outside Swedish Parliament all by herself to campaign for urgent climate action to her passionate speech at the UN Climate Action Summit in 2019 and her meetings with various world leaders and celebrities.



Yes, we get to see it all. The personal and private side to Greta and the rise of a worldwide movement demanding climate action.

But Greta won’t be receiving any payment for the film. She’s chosen not to accept payment.

 

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In a post on Instagram, she explains: “I – nor anyone in connection to me – have or will not receive payment for this. B-Reel Films will dedicate half of the film’s revenues to my foundation and all  of that will be donated to organisations and projects fighting for a sustainable world, defending nature and supporting people already facing the worst impacts of the climate – and ecological crisis.’



Greta, who is now up to her 113th week of school strikes, started her non-profit earlier this year, using the $100,000 prize money from the Right Livelihood Award she won in December 2019, to set it up.

In July, she donated her €1,000,000 Gulbenkian Prize for Humanity to climate groups including SOS Amazonia who are tackling ecological issues in Brazil and the Stop Ecocide Foundation who are working to make ecocide an international crime.

 

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“That is more money than I can begin to imagine, but all the prize money will be donated, through my foundation, to different organisations and projects who are working to help people on the front line affected by the climate crisis and ecological crisis,” she explained in a video at the time.

I Am Greta is now showing in cinemas across Australia. Rated M. 102 minutes.



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