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The Magnitude of All Things (2020)

Documentary 1h 26m

How to get the climate message home is the great challenge for policymakers, but also for artists keen to use their vision to communicate the crisis that is upon us, effecting people and natons worldwide. In this stunning documentary by Canadian, Jennifer Abbott , the filmmaker considers grief her own for her terminally ill sister and that being felt by different native communities for the loss of their surrounds and traditional ways of life due to climate change. Starting with recollections of her own playful episodes with her sister, exploring lakes and rivers, she moves seamlessly across the world’s ecological crisis points, from Inuit territory in Canada, to the Great Barrier Reef, to the Amazon Rainforest, stopping for word from Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion’s Roger Hallam. Projecting the magnitude of the crisis through these community experiences, and her own sadness, Abbott uses magnificent imagery and evocative scenes to point us all to what is at stake.

Transcript of The Magnitude of All Things available to read here.

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Canada

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