Film night to discuss humanity’s change of pace

'This Changes Everything' will show the realities of the carbon footprint and what can be done to reduce it.

Awareness Film Night will be partnering with Transition Sooke for the Jan. 13 screening of This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, followed by an engaging post-screening discussion that will focus on some things we all can change.

Having debuted at the Vancouver International Film Festival last October, the film attempts to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction best-seller of the same name, the film documents the emergence of a new climate movement – one that is breaking out of silos, making new alliances and building the next economy in the rubble of the old one.

While filming in nine countries over four years, Lewis and Klein travelled to communities on the front lines of climate and ecological disruption, from Montana’s Powder River Basin to the Alberta Tar Sands, the coast of South India to Beijing and beyond. Lewis notes: “in the fierce dignity and moral clarity of communities fighting destructive fossil fuel projects I saw that a climate film that doesn’t have to be about polar bears”.

Klein, who narrates the film, sees the current climate and ecological crises as a gift – a potential catalyst for changing our relationship with nature and one another, for transforming our broken economic and cultural priorities and to heal long-festering historical wounds.

After the film the discussion will focus on Lewis and Klein’s main themes in conversation with Transition Sooke’s Michael Tacon, Larissa Stendie, energy and climate campaigner with the Sierra Club, Glenys Verhulst from City Green Solutions, a non-profit group that offers home and building energy efficiency services and possibly one other panel member from UVic.  (Check awarenessfilmnight.ca for updates.)

Moviegoers will be encouraged to create a list of ideas we all can implement for lowering our carbon footprints and disengaging thoughtfully from the capitalist system. The evening will go from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Edward Milne Community School theatre.

Admission is by donation.

AFN thanks the District of Sooke for their funding support to cover the costs of the film and theatre rental.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Environment Canada has issued a wind warning for Greater Victoria, with winds expected to get up to 70 km/h Friday morning. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Wind warning promises blustery Friday for Greater Victoria

Winds up to 70 km/h expected Friday morning

Passengers in rows 13 to 19 on Air Canada Jazz flight 8069 from Vancouver to Victoria Feb. 28 were exposed to a case of COVID-19. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
COVID-19 exposure found on flight from Vancouver to Victoria

Passengers in rows 13 to 19 on Air Canada Jazz flight 8069 Feb. 28 affected

Crews deal with a rock slide on the Malahat section of Highway 1 in 2017. (Black Press Media file photo)
Rock work closes Highway 1 in Langford for spurts

Friday closures could delay drivers up to 20 minutes

Low interest rates have acted as a catalyst for the pandemic real estate market. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy)
Real estate sales surging across Greater Victoria but risks lie ahead

Single family home prices jump nine per cent over past year while condo values remain stable

Protestors against old growth logging gather in front of the courthouse in Victoria on Thursday morning. (Don Denton/Black Press Media)
Fairy Creek protesters gather at Victoria courthouse

Logging company seeks injunction to remove blockades near its Port Renfrew operation

B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry head for the B.C. legislature press theatre to give a daily update on the COVID-19 pandemic, April 6, 2020. (B.C. government)
B.C. nears 300,000 COVID-19 vaccinations, essential workers next

564 new cases, four deaths, no new outbreaks Thursday

(Black Press Media file photo)
POLL: How’s your butter?

Recent reports have some Canadians giving a second look to one of… Continue reading

Anyone with information on any of these individuals is asked to call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit the website victoriacrimestoppers.ca for more information.
Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of March 2

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Walter Gretzky father of hockey hall-of-famer Wayne Gretzky waves to fans as the Buffalo Sabres play against the Toronto Maple Leafs during third period NHL hockey action in Toronto on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Walter Gretzky, father of the Great One, dies at 82

Canada’s hockey dad had battled Parkinson’s disease and other health issues

The intersection of Melrose Street and Third Avenue. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Suspect in custody after two pedestrians struck in Port Alberni hit and run

RCMP asking for video footage, credit witnesses for quick arrest

(National Emergency Management Agency)
No tsunami risk to B.C. from powerful New Zealand earthquake: officials

An 8.1 magnitude earthquake shook the north of New Zealand Thursday morning

Comox Valley RCMP had access to 20 Street blocked off between Cousins and Choquette avenues as they conducted a raid of a house on the block. Photo by Terry Farrell
Comox Valley RCMP raid Courtenay problem house, several arrests made

Comox Valley RCMP conducted a raid of a problem house on 20th… Continue reading

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Pandemic stress, isolation key factors as to why Canadians turned to cannabis, alcohol

Study found that isolation played key role in Canadians’ substance use

Grand Forks’ Gary Smith stands in front of his Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster float. Photo: Submitted
Grand Forks’ Flying Spaghetti Monster leader still boiling over driver’s licence photo

Gary Smith, head of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster of B.C., said he has since spoken to lawyers

Most Read