"The realization that a solution is possible, well, that changes everything." Globe & Mail
What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we'll ever get to build a better world?
The author of the best-selling books No Logo and The Shock Doctrine, Naomi Klein is probably the most well-known socialist of our day. Directed by her husband Avi Lewis and based on her latest book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, the film was shot over four years focusing on how climate change affects different communities in nine countries. Crystal leads her community to fight against the tar sands operations in Alberta, Mike & Alexis organize a movement to stop fossil fuel extraction in their beloved Powder River Basin in Montana, a housewife in Northern Greece stands on the front line protesting the craze of excessive mining and drilling destroying the nature... Klein and Lewis follow these people uniting against natural harassment by profit-driven corporations and portray the almost same reactions they receive from their 'fundamentally different' governments. Klein believes that confronting the climate crisis is the biggest chance of people to resist and change the capitalist system which she finds guilty of it all. But how can global warming be an opportunity? We invite you to watch and decide for yourself...
2015 TORONTO POLITIKEN'S AUDIENCE AWARD, CPH:DOX
Avi Lewis is a producer and director. His first documentary, The Take (2004), followed Argentina's legendary movement of worker-run businesses. This Changes Everything (2015) is his latest film.