The Council of Canadians Delta-Richmond chapter had a successful screening of the film ‘This Changes Everything‘ at Kin House yesterday afternoon.
Chapter activist Bob Ages tells us, “We had a packed house for our showing of ‘This Changes Everything‘.” And chapter activist Cathy Wilander highlights, “We had an amazing film showing! Standing room only. Over 70 people and lots of interest in our chapter and the Council of Canadians.”
On Nov. 21 the Delta Optimist reported, “This Changes Everything is based on the best-selling book by author/activist Naomi Klein and is a call to action on climate change. The film adaptation, which is directed by Klein’s husband/filmmaker Avi Lewis, features stories of those around the world who are taking on corporate polluters at the grassroots level and those seeking a more sustainable way of life. …[Delta-Richmond chapter activist Jennifer] Thoss says the film asks the question: What if fighting climate change is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? ‘So ultimately it is a hopeful film’, she says. …There will also be refreshments and raffle prizes.”
The article highlights, “There will also be a short slide presentation by chapter member Bob Ages on the Unist’ot’en Camp, Indigenous resistance on the route of pipelines in northern B.C. It is an example of grassroots action that is talked about in the film.” To see a recent 11-minute video about the camp, please click here for the AJ+ Facebook posting of it.
Twenty-six Council of Canadians chapters are hosting community screenings of this film. Upcoming screenings include: Inverness (Nov. 22), Windsor (Nov. 23), Courtenay (Nov. 24), Saint John (Nov. 26), St. John’s (Nov. 26), Sudbury (Nov. 27), Golden (Nov. 29), Regina (Nov. 29), Hinton (Nov. 30), Picton (Dec. 5), London (Dec. 7) and Peterborough (Jan. 29-31). To date, more than 1,700 people have gone to chapter-organized screenings in Montreal (Oct. 5), Saskatoon (Oct. 10), Duncan (Nov. 8), Elora (Nov. 13), Charlottetown (Nov. 18), Yellowknife (Nov. 19), Prince Albert (Nov. 19), Chilliwack (Nov. 19) and Ladner (Nov. 21).
To see a trailer for the film, please click here.
Photos by Jennifer Thoss.