Based on the critically lauded bestseller by journalist, activist and author Naomi Klein, “This Changes Everything” presents seven distinct portraits of societies on the battlefield of climate emergency.
Klein narrates writer/director and former Al Jazeera host Avi Lewis’ documentary, slated to premiere at TIFF on September 13, to speak about fossil fuel dependency. The advocacy doc wants to show us how we can transform our failed economic system into something more solvent for future generations.
Shot in nine different countries over four years, “This Changes Everything” will be repped for worldwide sales by FilmBuff and has already pre-sold Canadian rights to VSC. Abramorama and FilmBuff are partnering on a multi-platform US launch set for early October. A bigger global campaign is expected.
The film’s trailer has already been released in 26 languages, and the subtitles have been crowd-sourced by fans. The film will also be part of a network of more than a hundred civil society groups to help spur major grass roots efforts in preparation for the U.N. climate conference in Paris come November. Special screenings are slated to take place in crucial cities across Europe beginning on September 26th as well.
The theatrical release of “This Changes Everything” is poised for maximum impact at a critical time: Obama is currently making climate change a major legacy item in Alaska, the Pope is speaking publicly about the need to reduce emissions around the world, and governments comprised of the planet’s biggest polluters are gearing up for the most consequential climate summit since Copenhagen in 2009.