Screening of This Changes Everything

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 7:30pm

Metropolitan Community Church, 115 Simpson Ave.

Provocative, compelling, and accessible to even the most climate-fatigued viewers, This Changes Everything will leave you refreshed and inspired.
What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?
Filmed in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Followed by a discussion with:

  • Judy Rebick – author and activist, journalist and feminist
  • Peter Tabuns, MPP – reporting back from COP21 in Paris!

Synopsis
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, from the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond.

Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

Unlike many works about the climate crisis, this is not a film that tries to scare the audience into action: it aims to empower. Provocative, compelling, and accessible to even the most climate-fatigued viewers, This Changes Everything will leave you refreshed and inspired, reflecting on the ties between us, the kind of lives we really want, and why the climate crisis is at the centre of it all.

Will this film change everything? Absolutely not. But you could, by answering its call to action.

Reviews

The evenly wrought film accessibly argues that runaway capitalism and short-term economic growth at all costs has caused an imminent catastrophe, and that global warming is the hot-foot instigator for a radical change in economic thinking. Globe and Mail

Klein and Lewis paint a picture of a post-fossil-fueled, post-capitalist future that seems not only within reach, but like a place where we actually want to live. YES Magazine

Learn More
This Changes Everything – The book
Paris Climate Change Conference – November 2015
Take Action
The Leap – System change on a deadline
Leap Manifesto – A Call for a Canada Based on Caring for the Earth and One Another
Beautiful Solutions – Strategies for building a more just, democratic and resilient world
Greenpeace Canada

Screening is FREE but donations will be gratefully accepted.

Organized by:
CINEMA POLITICA TORONTO-DANFORTH

Co-Sponsored by:
METROPOLITAN COMMUNITY CHURCH OF TORONTO
TORONTO-DANFORTH NDP RIDING ASSOCIATION