This Changes Everything
Join us after the October 24, 12pm screening for a free facilitated Film Talk.
Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Directed by Avi Lewis and produced in conjunction with Naomi Klein's best-selling book of the same name, This Changes Everything is an urgent dispatch on climate change that explores how our violent disregard for our planet has endangered both it and ourselves, and how resisting this abuse and opposing the forces that propagate it can have a profound — even revolutionary — impact upon the makeup of our society. With Klein serving as narrator and guide, the film examines several individual cases worldwide — from ranchers in Montana dealing with floods and an oil spill to grandmothers in Greece protesting the arrival of a Canadian gold-processing complex, from fishermen in India rejecting a coal-fired power plant to migrant workers in Fort McMurray drowning their sorrows — to show both the ravages of unchecked capitalist "development" and some of the grassroots initiatives that have begun to combat them. Filmed on several continents over a period of three years, This Changes Everything argues that the greatest crisis we have ever faced also offers us the opportunity to address and correct the inhumane systems that have created it.