This Changes Everything

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USA | 2015 | 89 Minutes | Avi Lewis

October 14, 2015

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Special Event
Author Naomi Klein and director Avi Lewis in person.
Produced in conjunction with Naomi Klein's bestselling book of the same name, this urgent dispatch on climate change contends that the greatest crisis we have ever faced also offers us the opportunity to address and correct the inhumane systems that have created it.

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Filmed in nine countries and five continents over four years, 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 – for an epic re-imagining of the vast challenge of climate change. 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.

  • Director: Avi Lewis
  • Principal Cast: Naomi Klein, Crystal Lameman, Alexis Bonogofsky, Mike Scott, Vanessa Braided Hair, Henry Red Cloud, Mary Christianou, Sunita Narain, Aningi Jyothi, Yoke Ling Chee, Li Bo, Lliam Hildebrand, Nathan Myrhrvold, David Collyer, Joseph Bast
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 89 Minutes
  • Website: Official Film Website