School strikes, demonstrations and civil disobedience. The new wave of young activists who have taken to the streets around the world under the leadership of Greta Thunberg is making every effort to raise awareness among politicians and the rest of the population about the climate change that will shape their future. "Now" is a film about the energy of the young activists, their fear of climate change and their willingness to find new and alternative ways to live in a sustainable future.

Cult photographer Jim Rakete meets six young climate rebels from the so-called Generation Greta: Luisa Neubauer (Fridays for Future), Felix Finkbeiner (Plant for the Planet), Vic Barrett (Youth v. Gov), Marcella Hansch (Pacific Garbage Screening), Nike Mahlhaus (Ende Gelände) and Zion Lights (Extinction Rebellion). Why did they become activists? What motivates them? What is at stake?

A film that encourages imitation. Deliberately - so that today's generation has a future tomorrow.

Director(s): Jim Rakete
Script: Claudia Rinke
Production: Rainer Kölmel, Starhaus Filmproduktion GmbH
Music: Nils Strunk
Actors: Wim Wenders, Al Gore, Muhammad Yunus, Felix Finkbeiner, Luisa Neubauer, Zion Lights, Vic Barrett, Marcella Hansch, Nike Malhaus, Roger Hallam, Dr. Jason Hickel, Tony Rinaudo, Franziska Heinisch, Antonis Schwarz, Marc Buckley, Patti Smith, Alexandria Villasenor, Antinio Guterres, Dr. Parag Khanna, Heiko Maas
Year: 2020
Duration: 79 min
Our age recommendation: 14
Language (audio): English
Language (subtitles): German, English
Country of origin: Germany
Shooting Locations: Switzerland, Germany, United States, United Kingdom
Screening rights: W-Film (Germany) | The Party Film Sales ()


Main topic(s): Climate Human Potential
Secondary topics: atomic energy renewables fossil fuel footprint globalisation innovation climate plastic politics postconsumptionism cooperation activism
Mentions: climate change climate strike Fridays for Future Extinction Rebellion Ende Gelände Youth v. Gov Plant for the Planet Pacific Garbage Screening activism youth Greta Thunberg sustainability action ecology economy international cooperation demonstration science
Topic Page(s): Climate Human Potential


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