Film night: This Changes Everything – Naomi Klein –
On Friday 22nd of January we held a public showing of the film “This Changes Everything” at the Shakespeare Centre in Kendal. A full house of nearly 60 people enjoyed this film version of the book of the same name by Naomi Klein.
The film showed a number of examples of communities throughout the rich and poorer worlds who are fighting actions by large corporations, notably oil and coal companies, which threaten their homelands as well as posing a direct threat to the world generally in the form of Climate Change.
Just over half of the audience then stayed behind after the showing and held a discussion on aspects of the film and some wider subjects. The main discussion focused on what is our “front line” in the fight to protect the world from both corporate power and global climate change. The main response from the audience to this question was to focus on how we can campaign locally to make connections e.g. between local flooding and climate change and to challenging TTIP & CETA.