Several grassroots, northern Idaho groups are co-hosting screenings and panel discussions of This Changes Everything at 7 pm on Tuesday evening, March 29, at the Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre, 508 South Main Street in Moscow, and at 7 pm on the following evening, Wednesday, March 30, in the Little Panida Theater, 300 North First Avenue in Sandpoint [1, 2]. Inspired by Naomi Klein’s fourth, September 2014, internationally bestselling, non-fiction book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism Versus the Climate, this independent, environmental documentary directed by Avi Lewis asks, “What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?”
The provocative, compelling, 2015 film aims to empower, not scare, moviegoers into answering its call to action. Accessible to even the most climate change-fatigued viewers, This Changes Everything refreshes and inspires, as it reflects on the kinds of relationships and lives we have and envision, and why the climate crisis is at the center of it all.
Filmed over 211 days in nine countries and five continents during four years, This Changes Everything explores and re-imagines the epic, vast challenge of climate change. It presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the frontlines, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta tar sands, from the coast of south India to Beijing and beyond. Naomi Klein’s narration interweaves these stories of struggle: “I’ve spent six years wandering through the wreckage caused by the carbon in the air, and the economic system that put it there.” Continue reading