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This Changes Everything

9 October 2019 | 5:30pm - 8:00pm

University of Edinburgh
Lecture Theatre 1.264, Old College, South Bridge
Edinburgh, EH8 9YL United Kingdom
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Film Synopsis: This Changes Everything

Director: Avi Lewis | Countries of production: Canada, United States | Year: 2015 | Length: 89 min
Language: English with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

Inspired by Naomi Klein’s eponymous book, This Changes Everything makes the powerful case that responding to the climate crisis may be the best chance we’ve ever had to demand – and build – a better world.

Journalist and filmmaker Avi Lewis’s epic documentary presents seven portraits of communities on the climate front lines – 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 the Alberta tar sands. Naomi Klein’s impassioned narration is interwoven into these stories of struggle, presenting her take on the carbon in the air and the economic system that put it there. It 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. Don’t change the climate: change the system.

This film was supported by the Bertha Film Fund.

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Join the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh for the first screening of their Conscious Cinema strand of events, presented in partnership with the Take One Action Locals programme.

Entry is on a first come first served basis. If you are late, we cannot guarantee your place. This event is open to University of Edinburgh staff and students only, please ensure you bring your ID card with you.

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