This Changes Everything

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Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Inspired by Naomi Klein's international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, 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.

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  • Despite Everything's desire to distance itself from other climate change ventures, these early stories are perhaps the most conventionally structured for a documentary, and also the most engaging.

    Oct 16, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Klein and those impassioned protesters provide something that has been in short supply in the predecessors - namely, a modicum of hope for the future.

    Oct 16, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The evenly wrought film accessibly argues that runaway capitalism and short-term economic growth at all costs has caused an imminent catastrophe, and that global warming is the hot-foot instigator for a radical change in economic thinking.

    Oct 9, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It distinguishes itself among similar planet-loving docs by showing evidence there is hope in what can often seem an overwhelming bleak task to begin repairs to an industrial-damaged world.

    Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • If, as many seem to believe, we are presiding over the possible annihilation of our species, then maybe we need a kick in the pants more than a reassuring hug.

    Oct 1, 2015 | Full Review…
  • An unsettling but ultimately encouraging documentary about global warming and grassroots activism.

    Sep 30, 2015 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

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Audience Reviews for This Changes Everything

Klein's book may be fab but she presents nothing that we haven't already seen before in film. Unlike her previous movie, she doesn't present much in terms of solutions other than calling for protests. Unfortunately protesting alone has not occurred in sufficient numbers to actually result in progressive change.

John Ballantine
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