Now - Raindance Film Festival Review - Raindance

How are young climate change activists inspiring change around the world? Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neuber and Vic Barrett are only few of many taking action and paving the way towards environmental justice.

NOW follows a number of unstoppable, young activists challenging perspectives around the world on climate change including Greta Thunberg, Felix Finkbeiner (Plant for the Planet), Luisa Neubauer and Vic Barrett (Youth v. Gov). Jim Rakete’s hopeful, documentary emphasises all the positive change that is happening globally due to these young devotees pushing for a better world with additional support from activist groups such as Extinction Rebellion and Ende Geläde together with the progress implemented by The United Nations.

With a mixture of archive footage from climate change events as well as interviews from committed activists, experts and famous faces, this powerful film highlights the crisis we, the human race, are facing along with all the information, technologies and strategies being developed to ensure we are on track for a hopeful future. NOW demonstrates the importance of awareness while being thought-provokingly engaging through its use of strikingly real footage of the impact climate change is having on the planet and its inhabitants.

The young protagonists of this documentary prove themselves to be inspiring not only to the current youth but to people of all ages, races, political and religious beliefs, showing that nothing will stand in the way of change.

Written by Kim Hodgins BA Film and Screen Studies, London College of Communication

Now is streaming on Nov 3 & Nov 5.



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