What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller,This Changes Everything 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.
Filmed over 211 shoot days 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. This is not a film that tries to scare the audience into action: it aims to empower, to be a tool for campaigners and community groups across the world; This Changes Everything is about the power of people working together, and that message is most powerful when people watch it together. 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.
YOU are invited to a screening of this remarkable film, showing at 8pm on April 27th, at the QE Grammar School, Faversham, Kent. Following a talk during the run-up to the Paris Conference on Climate Change last December; where experts spoke about the value of renewable energies and on disruptive weather phenomena throughout the world, including local flood risks, this screening is one of a series of talks and events organised by Swale Friends of the Earth. The aim is to explore climate change impacts from local and international perspectives as well as the political context and practical solutions.
2015 is now the warmest year on record for the period starting 1880, with 2014, 2010 and 2013 following closely behind.