Climate change documentary screens at Towne

This Changes Everything, documentary based on book by Naomi Klein, opens at the Vernon Towne Cinema Friday.

Fans of No Logo author, social activist, and Canadian journalist Naomi Klein have the opportunity to see a  documentary based on her best-selling book about climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, a filmmaker, TV host and son to former UN ambassador Stephen Lewis, This Changes Everything opens at the Vernon Towne Cinema today.

The film follows Klein’s fourth book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, where she writes about how the disregard for the planet has endangered both it and its inhabitants, and how resisting this abuse and opposing the forces that propagate it can have a profound revolutionary impact upon the makeup of society.

With Klein serving as narrator and guide, the film examines several individual cases worldwide. They include ranchers in Montana dealing with floods and an oil spill, grandmothers in Greece protesting the arrival of a Canadian gold processing complex, fishermen in India rejecting a coal-fired power plant, and migrant workers in Fort McMurray, Alta. drowning their sorrows.

According to the filmmakers, it also shows 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,” reads a release on the film.

This Changes Everything shows nightly at 7:15 p.m. and on Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 11:20 a.m.

 

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