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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate January 13th, 2016

Co-presented with Transition Sooke


Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and 5 continents over 4 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 bestseller of the same name, this film presents 7 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.  Throughout the film Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea:  that we can seize the existential crises of climate change to transform our failed economic system (capitalism) into something radically better.  She notes that the changes to our relationship with nature and one another that are required to respond to the climate crises in a humane way should not be viewed as grim penance, but rather as a kind of gift – a catalyst to transform broken economic and cultural priorities and to heal long-festering historical wounds.

“Purposely unsettling…..ultimately encouraging”…..Variety Magazine

Post screening discussion will be facilitated by Transition Sooke’s Michael Tacon and will feature Glenys Verhulst from City Green Solutions, a Victoria-based non profit that offers home and building energy efficiency services and Larissa Stendie, energy and climate campaigner with the Sierra Club.  Moviegoers will be encouraged to create a list of ideas for lowering our carbon footprints and disengaging ourselves from the capitalist economy and then pledge to incorporate one of those ideas into their lives.

Thanks to the District of Sooke for their funding support for this screening.



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