Climate change is the most important threat facing humanity. Almost three decades after the summit of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil in 1992, the planet continues to suffer rapid deterioration from human activities.
Young people are tired of observing the hypocrisy and immobility of some rulers who even deny climate change as is the case of US President Donald Trump. They have started a climate revolution in every corner of the planet inspired by the Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg who has become an icon in the fight against climate change.
On September 20, 2019, citizens of San Miguel de Allende participated in the Global Climate Strike mobilization to raise awareness of the current climatic and environmental emergency.
The day after the climate strike, the Municipal Government launched a project to remodel an avenue that involved the removal of more than 30 trees, which led to a citizen mobilization in defense of trees. After close to a month a 24 hour vigil defending the trees, the government sent the police to repress and imprison a number of activists, which left a deep wound in society and youth.
A young woman, Sofia, reflected on what happened ...
“As in Sweden, Madrid, Mexico City, New York and anywhere in the world, here in San Miguel de Allende, we will not stop defending the present and the future. Young people have the right to life and a better planet ... and as Greta says ... change comes whether they like it or not.”
This documentary, produced by Atahualpa Caldera Sosa and Ana Telma Tovar Márquez, depicts San Miguel's participation in the September 20, 2019 Global Climate Strike and the subsequent protest against the removal of 41 trees by the city. Millions of young people around the world have started a climate revolution in every corner of the planet inspired by the Swedish girl, Greta Thunberg who has become an icon for the fight against climate change.
La Biblioteca Publica, Reloj 50A, Centro
San Miguel de Allende, GUA