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XCHC Friday Documentary Film

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  • Fri 20 May ’16, 5:00pm – 10:00pm


XCHC, 376 Wilsons Road, Christchurch


All Ages

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This Changes Everything (2015) Duration: 1 hr 35mins.

The documentary film series is coordinated by Stephanie Beth of Common Dreams.

There is a panel discussion format available to follow for three participants. Please email your expression of interest to be one of these to Stephanie at commondrms110@gmail.com.

Koha for the screening hire from Canada is requested.

Naomi Klein has several published non-fiction books. Her most recent journalism is the book with this title. The book aims to inspire all businesses and governments to take more urgent steps towards a fossil free future.

Klein profiles a forty year history of neoliberalism to expose the reader to the effects that dominating capitalism has upon our biosphere. There are 58 end-note pages let alone the 466 in the central writing. Naomi Klein launched her book at The New School, New York, 2014.

The New School is a private, progressive graduate school in New York City, famous for educating scholars to disrupt the ‘status quo’. Founded in 1919 it specialises in Design, the Arts, and social research and its motto could be," Creativity Changes Everything".

A year before this film Here, Klein, who selected this school for the book’s international launch, answers a few questions backstage .

A reviewer, Miles, in 2014 wrote,
“This could be a wildly depressing book. Indeed, The Shock Doctrine( Klein’s last book, released in 2007 that is about Neo-liberalism) was one of the most depressing works of nonfiction I’ve read. But This Changes Everything(2014) is a resoundingly hopeful document. Klein’s central message is that fixing climate change requires radical solutions that, if implemented, will not only mitigate the damage we are doing to the biosphere but also begin to put right the most egregious sins of capitalism and globalisation:

“The fight against violent resource extraction and the fight for greater community control, democracy, and sovereignty are two sides of the same coin” This insight––that beating climate change is as much about fighting for a better world as it is about avoiding the possibility of a much harsher one––imbues Klein’s book with an infectious, ebullient energy that sways skepticism and dispels indifference."

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