ThisChangesEverythingOS350 Grey Bruce Owen Sound, in partnership with The Tom Thomson Arty Gallery and the Tiff, is showing the documentary film, THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING, at the Roxy Theatre in Owen Sound on Sunday, May 1st, at 3.p.m.
The film is followed by a pot luck supper at St. George's Anglican Church.

"Directed by Avi Lewis and produced in conjunction with Naomi Klein's bestselling book of the same name, This Changes Everything is an urgent dispatch on climate change that eschews the abstract and rhetorical in favour of the personal and immediate. With Klein serving as narrator and guide, the film explores how our violent disregard for our planet has endangered both it and ourselves — and how resisting this mindset and opposing the forces that propagate it can have a profound, even revolutionary impact upon the makeup of our society.

Central to the film's analysis is the role that certain mythologies play in shaping how we view and think about the world. In Klein's account, the Enlightenment belief that nature is a machine that can be re-tooled and re-programmed to suit our needs has now been coupled with the beliefs of modern-day free-market worshippers, which contend that the exchange of cash is the only significant type of relationship between human beings, and that we are all inherently selfish and incapable of altruism. As the film progresses, these theories are debated and refuted not simply through theoretical discussions but through specific, individual cases, ranging from ranchers in Montana dealing with floods and an oil spill to grandmothers in Greece protesting the arrival of a Canadian gold-processing complex, fishermen in India rejecting a coal-fired power plant to migrant workers in Fort McMurray drowning their sorrows.

Filmed on several continents over a period of three years, This Changes Everything argues that the greatest crisis we have ever faced also offers us the opportunity to address and correct the inhumane systems that have created it.

This Changes Everything is genuinely stirring as it details improbable victories and green-economy opportunities." —Joe Leydon, Variety

source: media release, 350 Grey Bruce Owen Sound