Pacific Heartbeat

High Tide, Don’t Hide

Season 11  Episode 1101

In 2019, students in more than 150 countries launched strikes to demand action to avert cataclysmic climate change.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, filmmakers The Rebel Film Collective started shooting seven months before what became the world’s largest climate change strike. With intimate access to students and their homes, meetings, and personal video diaries, they were able to document how the local movement began, weaving the stories of five teenagers as they lead their communities to strike for climate. HIGH TIDE DON'T HIDE reveals the inner processes of teenagers mobilizing record-setting numbers of children and adults while dealing with the looming threat of climate change, interpersonal politics, and the need to just be teenagers.