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FIlm poster for This Changes Everything showing an illustration of hands reaching up to the earth on fire

This Changes Everything

An epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Year: 2015

Duration: 89 minutes

Genre: Documentary/Environmental

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Writer: Naomi Klein

Producer: Naomi Klein, Crystal Lameman, Vanessa Braided Hair, Henry Red Cloud, Alexis Bonogofsky, Mike Scott, Mary Christianou, Sunita Narain, Aningi Jyothi, Chee Yoke Ling, Li Bo, Lliam Hildebrand, Nathan Myhrvold, Joseph Bast, David Collyer

Director: Avi Lewis

What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed over 211 shoot 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. 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.