THE FILM: THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
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.
Directed by Avi Lewis, and 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.
ABOUT NEW ECONOMY WEEK
This November 9-15, the New Economy Coalition will host “New Economy Week: From Austerity to Prosperity”—a public conversation about the ideas that can transform society and build an economy where people and the planet matter. One year out from the 2016 US Presidential Election, New Economy Week will convene some of the sharpest writers and activists to share their insights on what’s needed to reach a democratic and fair world.
There’s already widespread awareness that this system doesn’t work, especially for those on the margins of society. What’s less clear is what we can do about it. Now in its third year, New Economy Week 2015 will challenge us to explore what systemic change really looks like. We hope that by drawing attention to big ideas and concrete examples of real solutions, we will expand what’s politically possible, bringing us closer to a just, sustainable, and democratic society.
ABOUT BOSTON IMPACT INITIATIVE
The Boston Impact Initiative is a place based impact investment fund, working to bring capital to Boston's social entrepreneurs. Boston Impact Initiative partners with businesses and organizations throughout our city to create systemic shifts in opportunities for urban communities. We are committed to creating a better future for those communities who have been impacted by racial, social and economic inequality.