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'This Changes Everything' film trailer released

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In a movie inspired by Naomi Klein's newest book, This Changes Everything, a new film is being released that chronicles the impact of capitalism and climate change around the globe.

The movie was filmed over 211 days in nine countries and five continents over four years and is a visual stunner.

It presents the stories of seven different communities who are on the front lines of defending the earth – and their own very existence – from the impact of climate change, from communities in South India to the Canadian tar sands.

The film is directed by Avi Lewis.

As described in the trailer's release, "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."

Crystal, a young Indigenous leader in Tar Sands country, as she fights for access to a restricted military base in search of answers about an environmental disaster in progress.

Mike and Alexis, a Montana goat ranching couple who see their dreams coated in oil from a broken pipeline. They respond by organizing against fossil fuel extraction in their beloved Powder River Basin, and forming a new alliance with the Northern Cheyenne tribe to bring solar power to the nearby reservation.

Melachrini, a housewife in Northern Greece where economic crisis is being used to justify mining and drilling projects that threaten the mountains, seas, and tourism economy. Against the backdrop of Greece in crisis, a powerful social movement rises.

Jyothi, a matriarch in Andhra Pradesh, India who sings sweetly and battles fiercely along with her fellow villagers, fighting a proposed coal-fired power plant that will destroy a life-giving wetland. In the course of this struggle, they help ignite a nationwide movement."

You can view the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpuSt_ST4_U&app=desktop

 You can find out more at http://thefilm.thischangeseverything.org/

 

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