This Changes Everything

This Changes Everything

DVD - 2015
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"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. Inspired by Naomi Klein's international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, 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. 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. The extraordinary detail and richness of the cinematography in This Changes Everything provides an epic canvas for this exploration of the greatest challenge of our time. Unlike many films about the climate crisis, this is not a film that tries to scare the audience into action: it aims to empower. 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."--Publisher's website.
Publisher: [S.l.] :, The Message Productions, LLC ;, Toronto, Ontario ;, Disbributed by Video Services Corp.,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: 333.7 Thi
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approx 89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda


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Jun 04, 2019

Overall, I gained some knowledge from this film. I was disappointed that the scope was so narrow and really only focused on carbon emissions. Nothing about animal agriculture which scientists claim is the leading cause of climate change, nothing about the ecosystem destruction, species destruction such as the polar bear becoming extinct. Naomi Klein says in the film that she feels no compassion for the polar bear, she actually never mentioned any other species except for humans. That is extremely narrow minded in my opinion, since we are meant to share this planet with all the species on it. The First Nations people seem to be the people who recognize the complete picture-if you take from the land you give back to the land, respect all life and tread lightly on the earth. The filmed stated that through Capitalism, the rich get richer, the middle class are declining, and the poverty stricken people are increasing due to Capitalist greed.

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