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Speaking Truth to Power: Films for a finite world

Wednesday 1 March 2017, 17.30
This Changes Everything
Miall LT (2.34), Baines Wing

Free and open to all film series, ‘Speaking Truth to Power:  Films for a Finite World’, continues with  ‘This Changes Everything’, co-hosted with the Priestley International Centre for Climate.

 Inspired by Naomi Klein’s bestselling book of the same name, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change. Shot in five continents over four years, 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.