THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

Directed by Avi Lewis

Sunday, January 31, 12:00 pm, Showplace

Canada | 2015 | 89 min.

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Over 211 days of filming in nine countries on five continents over four years amount to an epic re-imagining of the vast challenge of climate change. Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international nonfiction bestseller This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, 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, stories of struggle are interwoven with Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there.

Building throughout to a controversial and exciting idea, Klein asserts that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better. Provocative, compelling and accessible to even the most climate-fatigued viewers, this film will leave you refreshed and inspired as you reflect on the ties between us, the kind of lives we really want, and how the climate crisis sits at the centre of it all.

For Our Grandchildren (4RG) will be holding a meeting to discuss how to put the ideas from the Leap Manifesto into action in Peterborough.  Details available at: 4rg.ca/event/leap-manifesto-peterborough

Sponsored by Basic Income Peterborough Network; Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace; Council of Canadians; For Our Grandchildren- Peterborough Chapter; Martha Macfie; Nourish Project; Peterborough Greenspace Coalition