Back to IndieWire

Abramorama and FilmBuff to Give Climate Crisis Documentary ‘This Changes Everything’ Multi-Platform Release

Abramorama and FilmBuff to Give Climate Crisis Documentary 'This Changes Everything' Multi-Platform Release

READ MORE: Exclusive: Climate Change Doc ‘This Changes Everything’ Gets a Stylish Poster From Shepard Fairey

Abramorama and FilmBuff are joining forces for a global release campaign for Avi Lewis’ climate crisis documentary film, “This Changes Everything,” based on the critically acclaimed non-fiction bestseller by Naomi Klein. The film was shot in nine countries over the course of four years and boasts names like Alfonso Cuarón, Danny Glover, Seth MacFarlane and Shepard Fairey as executive producers. “This Changes Everything” will world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The official synopsis reads: “‘This Changes Everything’ presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines of both fossil fuel extraction and the climate crisis it is driving, 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. The film builds to its 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.”

“FilmBuff is honored to be part of the incredible team collaborating with Avi and Naomi to release ‘This Changes Everything,” said FilmBuff’s CEO Janet Brown. “Naomi’s angle on climate change, namely one of proactive action, is inspiring and we are committed to putting the film in front of every interested viewer, worldwide.”
Added Abramorama President Richard Abramowitz, “We are very proud to be part of this call-to-action for a new future that Naomi Klein started with her best-selling book, and that Avi Lewis brings home in his stirring film. We believe in the catalytic and transformational power of cinema to reach our global community.”

FilmBuff is handling worldwide sales for the film and has presold all Canadian rights to Video Services Corp. (VSC). Abramorama and FilmBuff are set to launch the U.S. release in early October.

READ MORE: Toronto International Film Festival Announces Documentary Slate; Frederick Wiseman and Amy Berg Features Top List

Sign Up: Stay on top of the latest breaking film and TV news! Sign up for our Email Newsletters here.

This Article is related to: News and tagged , , , ,

Get The Latest IndieWire Alerts And Newsletters Delivered Directly To Your Inbox