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26 chapters organize ‘This Changes Everything’ film screenings

This Changes EverythingTwenty-six Council of Canadians chapters are hosting community screenings of the Avi Lewis film This Changes Everything.

On October 5, Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow introduced Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa for the first non-film festival screening of the film.

CBC reported at that time, “The documentary, based on Klein’s book This Changes Everything, follows the stories of communities around the world responding to the impact of climate change and capitalism through activism. Lewis says the film is meant to have a hopeful message about what people can do​ about climate change.”

As noted on the film’s website, “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.”

Among the upcoming screenings being organized by Council of Canadians chapters:

Screenings have already been held in conjunction with our chapters in:


  • Saskatoon – October 10

  • Montreal – October 5 (where more than 700 people came out to see the film)

  • Cowichan Valley – November 8

To see a trailer for the film, please click here.

For more about the film, check it out on the web, Facebook and Twitter.