South Niagara Chapter Of Council Of Canadians Screens Powerful Film On Climate Change

–        Another Screening Of ‘This Changes Everything’ In Works In Niagara For This Spring – Stay Tune For Details

News from The Council of Canadians, a cross-country public interest group

Posted March 4th, 2016 on Niagara At Large

Ottawa, Ontario – The Council of Canadians South Niagara chapter and the Unitarian Congregation of Niagara screened ‘This Changes Everything’ on March 1st.

Based on the award-winning book on climate change by Naomi Klein

Based on the award-winning book on climate change by Naomi Klein

The Brock Press reports, “people funneled in despite the impending ice-storm”.

Even with the blizzard that evening, 50 people braved the weather to attend the screening.

To date, that means that more than 4,290 people have now gone to chapter-organized screenings of the film across the country. We have shown the film in Montreal, Saskatoon, Duncan, Elora, Charlottetown, Yellowknife, Prince Albert, Chilliwack, Ladner, Mabou, Windsor, Courtenay, Saint John, St. John’s, Sudbury, Golden, Terrace, Regina, Fredericton, Powell River, Thunder Bay, Hinton, Picton, London, Kent County, Kamloops, Peterborough and now in St. Catharines, Ontario.

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.”

The Brock Press adds, “Klein’s views are both hopeful and allow for not only change, but radical revolutions towards the environment. It proved to inspire not only the single room of viewers within the church, but a wider general audience of dreamers. As the weather flipped from sunny with 14 degrees to hail and ice covering vehicles outside, climate change suddenly appeared very real.”

The South Niagara chapter is considering organizing another screening this spring.

To watch a trailer for the film, please click here.

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