This is a teenage riot – kids across the world are changing the planet’s future through peaceful protest and a demand to be heard
For the past nine months, teenagers across the world have skipped school every Friday. Standard you might think, for students who want a three-day weekend instead of double Maths, except these kids are at the centre of a global revolution demanding that governments and corporations wake up to the reality of climate change and take action.
The global movement has been spearheaded by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who in August 2018 opted to skip school and stand outside parliament in Stockholm holding a sign that read "Skolstrejk för klimatet" (School Strike For The Climate). She takes her inspiration from the numerous active young people around the world who have taken stances against the systems of power that are destroying their future, such as teenage gun control activists in America.
The inspirational climate activist has become the face of the revolution, but she knows this is a conversation that’s spanned continents. Our film doesn’t just capture the magic and sincerity of Greta’s mission, but also the solidarity between teenagers around the world, communicating through Skype phonecalls and FaceTime.
In 2019, it is the young generation looking out for the ones who are still to come.
As an added resource we’ve set up Skype conversations between young activists around the world, all of which will be available on our YouTube channel.