January 27, 2016 at 5:30 pm

Sustainability | Screening of ‘This Changes Everything,’ Jan. 27

The Common Experience Project on Sustainability Films presents This Changes Everything on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from 7-9 p.m.

A panel comprising Dr. Nancy Manring, Associate Professor of Political Science and Sustainability Studies theme leader; Dr. Edna Wangui, Associate Professor of Geography; and Eddie Smith, Graduate Student Senate President. Discussion topics include climate change, policy, environment, social justice, biodiversity, global implications of climate disruption, fossil fuels, and economics.

Sustainability Studies theme logoThe Common Experience Project on Sustainability is an initiative developed by University College. Partners include the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs Environmental Studies Program, Alden Library, the Sustainability Studies theme and Food Studies Theme, and the Office of Sustainability Ohio University.

Abstract: What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world? Filmed 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.

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