For Immediate Release
7th October 2015
Two major climate feature films come to Coffs Harbour in October
In December this year, world leaders will gather in Paris for major UN climate talks. These may seem far away and abstract to many of us, but Coffs Coast Climate Action Group are bringing the issues home to us by hosting a range of events and actions through October and November. These events are an opportunity for the community to talk about climate change and its solutions, kicking off on 19 October with a one-off film screening of ‘This Changes Everything’, the feature documentary inspired by Naomi Klein’s bestselling book of the same name.
“Climate change is now an ‘everything and everyone issue’. It is already impacting people here and around the world, through coastal inundation, droughts, more severe storms and bushfires. The biggest cause is the burning of fossil fuels for energy and fortunately that’s something we can change,” said Liisa Rusanen, an organiser with Coffs Coast Climate Action Group.
This Changes Everything tells the stories of seven communities around the world who are on the front lines of climate change and confronting fossil fuel developments. “The film aims to re-imagine the challenge of climate change and use it as an opportunity to create a better world. Klein’s ideas are controversial, but whether you agree or not, this film is not to be missed,” Ms Rusanen added.
This Changes Everything will screen once only in Coffs Harbour on Monday 19 October, 6.30pm at Event Cinemas. Tickets are best purchased in advance via https://www.tugg.com/events/56167
The following week will bring Black Hole, a new Australian documentary film, to Coffs Harbour. Black Hole tells the story of Whitehaven’s controversial Maules Creek Coal Mine and the long community battle against it. “This film is a riveting exploration of the relationship between large corporations, Government and the community. We are lucky to have the film’s Director here for a Q&A session after the film, so I encourage everyone to get tickets now and come along to talk about the future of coal in NSW, and how we can protect our climate and country,” invited Ms Rusanen.
Black Hole will screen once only in Coffs Harbour on Tuesday 27 October, 6.45pm at Event Cinemas. Tickets are pre-sale only via https://www.tugg.com/events/44629
For more information on the film screenings and other upcoming events, see http://coffsclimateaction.weebly.com, phone 0403 646 787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trailer for This Changes Everything: http://thefilm.thischangeseverything.org/
Trailer for Black Hole: https://vimeo.com/136532041 or see www.blackholemovie.com.au.