"This Changes Everything," the film adaptation of the Naomi Klein book by the same name, will screen at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Oct. 5. IMAGE COURTESY OF THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING

‘This Changes Everything’ to screen

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — “This Changes Everything,” a film by Avi Lewis, inspired by the best seller of the same name and narrated by author Naomi Klein, will be shown at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 5-7 p.m.

The film, shot in over 211 days in nine countries and five continents over four years, is an epic attempt to reimagine the vast challenge of climate change. 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. Like the book, this film does not try to scare the audience into action; it aims to empower.

The film is 90 minutes long. There will be time for discussion. Call the library at 244-7065.


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