The Canadian film This Changes Everything, directed by Avi Lewis and inspired by the internationally best-selling book by Naomi Klein, will be screened at the Eden Mills Community Hall on Nov. 21 at 7pm, just one week before the long anticipated United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
The screening is presented by Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral on its 8th anniversary.
Klein asks, “What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a betterworld?”
Through film Lewis presents seven 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.
In 2007 the village launched Eden Mills Going Carbon Neutral, a grassroots project designed to demonstrate that individuals and communities could take action to reduce carbon footprints without waiting for external leadership.
The Village has decreased its footprint by more than 24 per cent.
This Changes Everything will be screened on Nov, 21 at 7pm at Eden Mills Community Hall at 104 York Street, Eden Mills. Admission is free but donations are welcome. Coffee and tea will be available.