Energy Transition Dialogue 2021 with Jim Rakete & "NOW"
Documentary "NOW" does not tolerate any delay for climate justice!
"If you fail, we will never forgive you!" Angrily, the generation of young climate rebels appeals to the common sense of adults and makes 2019 the year of their protest. The reason: the future of all of us is threatened by global warming. The Paris Climate Agreement of 2015? A hollow phrase, if they have their way! The Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg is rising to become the leading figure of a worldwide movement that is shaking up the general public with civil disobedience, strikes and demos and is rapidly gaining influence. Governments are finally taking notice. Director Jim Rakete asks some of the most prominent faces of the climate rebellion about their motives. He infects us with their tremendous energy and thirst for knowledge. They all have their goals clearly in mind. Because whatever has to happen: it has to happen now!
"NOW" by Jim Rakete is the film for the longed-for green transition! In his committed cinema debut, the famous cult photographer meets Generation Greta. Six young climate activists have their say, including Luisa Neubauer (Fridays for Future), Felix Finkbeiner (Plant for the Planet) and Nike Mahlhaus (Ende Gelände). Why did they become activists? What is at stake? The documentary, conceived by scriptwriter Claudia Rinke, encourages imitation. Quite deliberately – so that the youth of today also have a future tomorrow. Support is provided by punk legend Patti Smith, auteur filmmaker Wim Wenders and many more.