The Council of Canadians Inverness County chapter, in partnership with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, screened ‘This Changes Everything’ in Mabou, Nova Scotia yesterday afternoon. Chapter activist Anne Levesque tells us, “We had a fantastic turnout yesterday, 50+ people. One person came all the way from Sydney, a two hour’ drive away! Lots of new faces in attendance.”
Mabou is a small rural community of 1200 people on Cape Breton Island.
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.”
Twenty-six Council of Canadians chapters are hosting community screenings of this film. Upcoming screenings include: 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 1,750 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), Ladner (Nov. 21) and Mabou (Nov. 22).
To see a trailer for the film, please click here.
Photo: The Sunday afternoon screening of ‘This Changes Everything’ in Mabou, NS.