Now – Raindance Film Festival Review

How do young climate change activists inspire change around the world? Greta Thunberg, Luisa Neuber and Vic Barrett are just a few of the many who are taking action and paving the way for environmental justice.

NOW follows a number of unstoppable young activists who question perspectives on climate change worldwide, including Greta Thunberg, Felix Finkbeiner (Plant for the Planet), Luisa Neubauer and Vic Barrett (Youth Against Government). Jim Rakete's hopeful documentary highlights all of the positive changes that will take place worldwide as these young followers push for a better world with additional support from activist groups like Extinction Rebellion and Ende Geläde along with advances implemented by the United Nations.

Using a mix of archival footage from climate change events, as well as interviews from dedicated activists, experts, and famous faces, this powerful film sheds light on the crisis we are facing as humanity, as well as all of the information, technology, and strategies that are being developed to ensure it does are on the way to a hopeful future. NOW demonstrates the importance of awareness while making it thought-provoking by using strikingly real-life footage of the effects of climate change on the planet and its people.

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

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

It will now be streamed on November 3rd and 5th.

About Raindance

Raindance aims to promote and support independent filmmakers and filmmakers.

Raindance connects, trains, supports and encourages visual storytellers at every step of their career.

The Raindance Film Festival takes place every autumn in London's Leicester Square.

Raindance has offered film training since 1992. A wide range of open classes through to a 2-year HND Level 5 BTEC in Moving Images for a postgraduate film degree is offered to students on five continents both in person and online.


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