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The Magnitude of All Things (N/C 12+)

11 November

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


When Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown. Abbott’s new documentary 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.

This cinematic journey by the Sundance award-winning director (The Corporation) takes us around the world to witness a planet in crisis: from Australia’s catastrophic fires and dying Great Barrier Reef, to the island nation of Kiribati, drowned by rising sea levels. In Nunatsiavut, melting ice permanently alters the landscape, while in the Amazon rainforest, Indigenous people fight a desperate battle against oil and mining extraction.

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

The Thursday 11 November screening will be followed by a livestream Q&A with director Jennifer Abbott and special guests.

The Q&A will also be available to watch live online at the same time - register here to watch live on Zoom:

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  • Director Jennifer Abbott
  • Country Canada
  • Year of Production 2020
  • Running Time 1h26m
  • Certificate N/C 12+
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