In 2019 students across the globe took to the streets demanding immediate action to avert cataclysmic climate change. The Rebel Film Collective 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.
How do people keep talking about our genocide like it's nothing? Like we're nothing?– Climate protester Aigagalefili Fepulea’i-Tapua’i