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Barlow introduces Klein & Lewis at ‘This Changes Everything’ screening in Ottawa

Maude introducing Naomi  Namoi

Council of Canadians chairperson Maude Barlow introduced Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis at the Mayfair Theatre in Ottawa this evening just prior to a special screening of their new film ‘This Changes Everything’.

CBC reports, “Bestselling writer Naomi Klein and filmmaker Avi Lewis are bringing their new film to the Mayfair Theatre Sunday night. 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. The couple will hold a question-and-answer after the Ottawa screening. …The documentary had its world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival and it opens theatrically across Canada on Oct. 6.”

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.”

Council of Canadians chapters across the country will be organizing 30 community screenings of the film in the coming months.

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

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

Along with Council of Canadians materials on the federal election and the Energy East pipeline, brochures for the Leap manifesto were also handed out. To add your name to the Leap manifesto, click here. To read a Huffington Post op-ed in support of the Leap manifesto by Barlow and Council of Canadians energy and climate justice campaigner Andrea Harden-Donahue, please click here.

Photos: Barlow introduces Klein and Lewis. Klein and Lewis make introductory comments before the screening of the film.