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Greta Thunberg to star in self-titled documentary charting teen climate change activist’s global rise to fame

GRETA Thunberg is set to star in a self-titled documentary about her rise to fame and the work she has done on raising awareness of climate change.

The documentary makers have been following Greta since her early school strikes in 2018 when she was only 15.

The blunt and outspoken young Swedish activist became a global phenomenon in 2018, leading climate school strikes and repeatedly lambasting global leaders and bodies on their lack of action.

At the COP25 Climate Change conference in New York last September she told

world leaders: "The eyes of all future generations are on you. If you choose to fail us, I say we will never forgive you."

Upon her return to Europe in early December after spending months crossing the Atlantic on a carbon neutral sailing yacht she told the world: "People are underestimating the force of angry kids."

As a result of all of her work, the 16-year-old was made the youngest ever Time Person of the Year in December 2019 “for sounding the alarm about humanity’s predatory relationship with the only home we have".

She was also praised by Time editor Edward Felsenthal for "showing us all what it might look like when a new generation leads".

THUNBERG VS TRUMP

In the wake of  Time Magazine's announcement, Trump has been bullying the young activist, telling her that she needs to calm down.

The President of the United States also tweeted a bizarre image of his head photoshopped over her body.

He previously tweeted that she is a "very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future." following her September speech in New York in which she glared daggers at him.

She responded by changing her Twitter bio to: "A teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend."

She also tweeted “I’m sometimes called ‘political.’ But I’ve never supported any political party, politician or ideology.

"I communicate the science and the risks of failing to act on it. And the fact that the politics needed don’t exist today, neither to the right, left nor centre.

"If anyone thinks that what I and the science are saying is advocating for a political view – then that says more about that person than about me. That being said – some are certainly failing more than others.”

Who is Greta Thunberg?

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2003, Geta Thunberg has become one of the most recognisable voices in the youth climate change movement.

She shot to fame in August 2018 as the poster-girl for climate change awareness after a picture of her “school strike for climate change” was posted on Facebook by Swedish eco-warrior, Ingmar Rentzhog.

Her strike inspired tens of thousands of students from around the world to join her #FridaysforFuture demonstrations - skipping school every Friday to protest climate change.

She has since been a major voice in the Extinction Rebellion movement among others.

Greta Thunberg takes swipe at world leaders in front of cheering crowd in Iowa

The introverted teenager said she is inspired by US civil rights activist Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a racially segregated bus.

You can read her full bio here.

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