Wednesday April 20th, 2016
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Join the Building Energy Exchange for a
screening of This Changes Everything,
a documentary by Naomi Klein exploring the vast challenges of
climate change, followed by a short talk by Justin Gundlach of Columbia
University’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.
Everything is inspired by Naomi Klein’s book of the
same title, which presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front
lines of climate change, from Montana’s Powder River Basin and the Alberta Tar
Sands to the coast of South India and Beijing. It was filmed over 211 days,
capturing nine countries and five continents over four years. The film
re-imagines the vast challenges of climate change from the perspective of
specific, individual communities.
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.
Provocative, compelling, and accessible to
even the most climate-fatigued viewers, the filmmakers hope that This Changes Everything will leave the
audience refreshed and inspired, demonstrating how the ties between us, and the
kind of lives we really want to pursue, are intimately connected to the climate
Following the screening, there will be a
brief talk by Justin Gundlach of Columbia University’s Sabin Center for Climate
Change Law. He will connect themes of the movie with the Center’s work in
developing legal techniques to fight climate change and providing up-to-date
resources on key topics in climate law and regulation, including the recent
climate accord in Paris.
Justin Gundlach, Climate Law Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia
4:30 Registration & Networking
5:00 Welcoming Remarks
5:05 Movie Screening of This Changes Everything
6:40 Talk with Justin Gundlach
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