For the people featured, climate change is not happening in the distant future: it is kicking down the front door. Battles waged, lamentations of loss, and raw testimony coalesce into an extraordinary tapestry, woven together with raw emotion and staggering beauty that transform darkness into light, grief into action.

When Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown. Abbott’s new documentary The Magnitude of All Things draws intimate parallels between the experiences of grief—both personal and planetary. Stories from the frontlines of climate change merge with recollections from the filmmaker’s childhood on Ontario’s Georgian Bay. What do these stories have in common? The answer, surprisingly, is everything.

Make sure to stay on after the film for a discussion an Q&A moderated by Jodi Newcombe with panelists Rob Law, Dr Susie Burke and Ira Barker.

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“ It is the very human stories that are so effectively revealed here. Abbott brings home a heartfelt message of love and care and reminds us that we all hold this beautiful world in our own hands"
Modern Times

WED 1ST DEC| 7:30
Theatre Royal, Castlemaine

CREDITS

Director: Jennifer Abbott
Producers: Jennifer Abbott, Andrew Williamson, Henrik Meyer, Shirley Vercruysse.
Duration: 85 mins
Country: Canada 

DocLands, Audience Choice Award, 2021;
Planet in Focus, Best Canadian Feature,2020

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