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This Changes Everything – A Film based on Naomi Klein’s book

Sustainable North Grenville is hosting a screening of the new film This Changes Everything, on Monday, November 9, in Kemptville.

The film by writer/film producer team of Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis, is based on Klein’s acclaimed book of the same name. The event will be held in the Spencerville Community Room at Grenville Mutual Insurance, 380 Colonnade Drive. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is free.

Variety Magazine calls it, “A purposefully unsettling but ultimately encouraging global overview of efforts by activists to push back against corporate polluters and ameliorate climate change, This Changes Everything plays very much like the cinematic equivalent of a pep rally.”

The extraordinary detail and richness of the cinematography in This Changes Everything provides an epic canvas for this exploration of the greatest challenge of our time. Unlike many works about the climate crisis, this is not a film that tries to scare the audience into action: it aims to empower. Provocative, compelling, and accessible to even the most climate-fatigued viewers, This Changes Everything will leave you refreshed and inspired, reflecting on the ties between us, the kind of lives we really want, and why the climate crisis is at the centre of it all.

Klein’s book has been called “The most momentous and contentious environmental book since Silent Spring,” by The New York Times Book Review.

An Official Selection 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, reviews of the film include: ‘Offering hope by indicating the power of game-changing grassroots activism’ – Variety; and, ‘The realization that a solution is possible, well, that changes everything’ – Globe & Mail.

Sustainable North Grenville is a group of citizens interested in helping to make North Grenville a more sustainable community. Its mission is to foster a resilient community that meets the social, cultural and economic needs of its residents now and for the future, while preserving the environment’s ability to support it.

Screening info:

When: Monday, November 9, 2015

What Time: 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Location: Grenville Mutual Community Room, 380 Colonnade Dr., Kemptville

Admission: Free. A donation of $2 (towards the cost of the film) is welcome.

This event is open to the public.