Exclusive: An “Army” of Climate Activists Fight for Change in Clip of Rachel Lears’ “To the End”

“Can you imagine what would happen if we took these young [and] included them in the election? And young people were the reason some politicians won or lost in the 2020 elections,” asserts Sunrise Movement’s Varshini Prakash in our exclusive clip of Rachel Lears’ “To the End”. A new generation of environmental activists – from children to young adults – gathered in New York for the Youth Climate Strike. One protester’s sign read, “Don’t destroy the world,” while another read, “Fighting for our future.”

After “Knock Down the House,” 2019 portrait of four women running for Congress, “To the End” Follows four young WOC changemakers campaigning for the Green New Deal (GND), the most important climate change legislation in American history.

“To the End” reunites the Liars with rap. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, while light, also features the work of GND policy writer Riana Gunn-Wright and Justice Democrats political strategist Alexandra Rojas. Filmed over a four-year period of “hope and peril,” the doc follows these women from street protests to the halls of Congress as they “defend their generation’s right to a future,” according to its synopsis. according.

When asked what sets the Sunrise Movement apart from others, Prakash, who serves as executive director, says, “We are building a community of youth to stop the climate crisis and create millions of good jobs for our generation.” building an army.” She adds, “We are both a social movement, but we are also a political movement.”

“While the situation is dire, we have not yet reached the apocalypse – and there is still much we can do to make a better world. But there is no way to stop the global climate crisis that involves politics in the United States. does not involve Liars told us. “To the End” unfolds as a coming of age story of courageous young women confronting multiple dystopian dimensions – climate disaster, corporate media and the Kafkaesque world of Washington, D.C. politics – in our hero’s fight for a just and sustainable future ..”

‘To The End’ is in theaters now. The film premiered earlier this year at Sundance.