Aotea Square, scene of the School for Climate Change gathering in 2019, is the setting for this free, outdoor screening of the documentary I am Greta, coinciding with the celebration of Earth Day.
Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old student in Sweden, started a school strike for the climate after asking adults 'if you don’t care about my future on earth, why should I care about my future in school?' Within months, her strike evolved into a global movement as the quiet teenager became a world-famous activist.
Before I Am Greta starts, arrive a little early and watch the inspiring local new short film, Rise, screening at 5.45 pm, in partnership with Doc Edge Festival. Meet the young Kiwi organisers of one of New Zealand’s biggest protest marches of a generation, and hear what motivated them to take action.
Container in the Square Cafe will be open and selling non-alcoholic beverages, as well as tasty eats and treats. We recommend bringing blankets and chairs to sit on to ensure a cosy experience!
Parents, please don't drop off or leave your children unsupervised at this event.