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MESYM’s 50th Documentary Celebration: “This Changes Everything”

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We are celebrating our 50th documentary screening! From 2013, we have held 28 MESYM Documentary Nights and 21 MESYM Crossover Documentary Series. “This Changes Everything”, a very important documentary on climate change and capitalism, will mark our 50th event. Admission is free as usual, please come with your friends!

Here are a few things to look forward to for our 50th:

  1. Refreshments! We will have homemade cakes and coffee.
  2. The launch of the newest version of MESYM.com.
  3. Announcements on some latest developments that we are working on.
  4. A lovely afternoon discussion led by Hilary Chiew from Third World Network.

Please note that this event is held from 2-5(.30) pm, it’s Deepavali and therefore a public holiday on that day.


About This Changes Everything

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 around the world with the proposition that we can seize the crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.


Discussion lead by Hilary Chiew

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Hilary is a researcher from the Third World Network and a member of Climate Justice Now!. Her area of expertise is tracking the UN climate change talks.


This Changes Everything: Videos

This Changes Everything international trailer.

Interview to director Avi Lewis and writer Naomi Klein about the book/film project.


This Changes Everything: Synopsis

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

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.

Over the course of 90 minutes, viewers will meet…

Crystal, a young indigenous leader in Tar Sands country, as she fights for access to a restricted military base in search of answers about an environmental disaster in progress.

Mike and Alexis, a Montana goat ranching couple who see their dreams coated in oil from a broken pipeline. They respond by organizing against fossil fuel extraction in their beloved Powder River Basin, and forming a new alliance with the Northern Cheyenne tribe to bring solar power to the nearby reservation.

Melachrini, a housewife in Northern Greece where economic crisis is being used to justify mining and drilling projects that threaten the mountains, seas, and tourism economy. Against the backdrop of Greece in crisis, a powerful social movement rises.

Jyothi, a matriarch in Andhra Pradesh, India who sings sweetly and battles fiercely along with her fellow villagers, fighting a proposed coal-fired power plant that will destroy a life-giving wetland. In the course of this struggle, they help ignite a nationwide movement.

The extraordinary detail and richness of the cinematography in This Changes Everything provides an epic canvas for this exploration of the greatest challenge of our time. Unlike many works about the climate crisis, this is not a film that tries to scare the audience into action: it aims to empower. Provocative, compelling, and accessible to even the most climate-fatigued viewers, This Changes Everything will leave you refreshed and inspired, reflecting on the ties between us, the kind of lives we really want, and why the climate crisis is at the centre of it all.

Will this film change everything? Absolutely not. But you could, by answering its call to action.

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Tue Nov 10, 2015
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM MYT
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Pusat Rakyat Loyar Burok
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Admission is always free!
Venue Address
A-3A-8, Pantai Business Park, Jalan Pantai Baru, Kuala Lumpur, 59200 Malaysia
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5 min walk from Kerinchi LRT, just next to a mamak that looks like a toilet
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