Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2022
Here's something to watch with the young person in your life. In 2019 students across the globe took to the streets demanding immediate action to avert cataclysmic climate change. The Rebel Film Collective (including WIFT members Niva Kay and Nia Phipps who co-produced and co-directed) documented a group of Kiwi teenagers preparing for the protest in New Zealand, capturing their hopes and struggles. As organisers Helena, Sophie and Luke bring the Aotearoa School Strike 4 Climate (SS4C) movement together, a painful truth emerges; climate change has a disproportionate effect on indigenous people.
Kiwi-Pasifika poet Aigagaleifili Fepulea'i Tapua'i forms a breakaway group to ensure the effect of climate change on Pacific nations is acknowledged. Determined to provoke real action, Kiwi teens joined the global School Strike for Climate. But planning a movement was the easy part. They face an ongoing struggle to be heard, as the tides continue to rise.
It's available on TVNZ On Demand - most of you will have an account already, if not it's free to sign up.