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Cowichan Valley chapter screens Josh Fox film, inspired by Pacific Climate Warriors

The Council of Canadians Cowichan Valley chapter screened the Josh Fox documentary How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change on September 29.

As noted on the film’s website, “In How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change, Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?”

Fox answers, “Civic virtues, courage, democracy, love, human rights, resilience, creativity, innovation.”

In an interview with Amy Goodman, Fox adds, “That realization led me to places like the Amazon with indigenous environmental monitors or the Pacific Climate Warriors who are blockading the coal ports in Australia to stop their islands from being submerged by sea level rise, people speaking out in China for human rights and against climate change, at peril of being imprisoned. So these were the things that are incredibly emotional, in some cases spiritual, ethical examples of people who never say die, who are the most inspiring individuals I’ve ever met.”

Chapter activist Donna Cameron tells us, “Fox says we can’t just stay home and hide or ignore the threat of climate change, we have to get out there and do whatever we can.  After all, if the South Sea Islanders can get out in their handmade canoes in front of a huge freighter of coal the rest of us can surely find some way to continue the fight in our own backyards.”

Cameron adds, “We all agreed this is a film that should be required viewing. We’ll continue to try to educate people and do what we can!”

The Council of Canadians Lethbridge chapter connected with Fox in April 2011 when he visited Lethbridge and the Blood Reserve to speak against fracking on the Oldman River Watershed. In October 2013, he spoke at our annual conference in Saskatoon. Numerous chapters have organized screenings of his earlier films Gasland and Gasland II, and the Moncton chapter also recently screened How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change.

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