The final film of the SustainFloyd 2016 Spring Film Series “This Changes Everything” will be shown on Wednesday evening, May 11th at 6:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for dinner. Filmed over 211 days in nine countries and five continents over four years, “This Changes Everything” is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, 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.
“Our economic system and our planetary system are now at war. Or, more accurately, our economy is at war with many forms of life on earth, including human life. What the climate needs to avoid collapse is a contraction in humanity’s use of resources; what our economic model demands to avoid collapse is unfettered expansion. Only one of these sets of rules can be changed, and it’s not the laws of nature.”
― Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate
If you’re not familiar with the film or the book, you can get up to speed from the film’s website.
The film will be preceded by a potluck dinner and followed by a community discussion based on the issues raised by the film. We thank AECP for sponsoring the film.