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Salt Spring Film Festival presents: The Magnitude Of All Things - 86 minutes - Canada - with Jennifer Abbott in attendance

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THE MAGNITUDE OF ALL THINGS

[Dir: Jennifer Abbott, Canada, 2020, 86 min.]

with filmmaker Jennifer Abbott in attendance

When award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of the climate crisis.

Drawing intimate parallels between the experiences of grief – both personal and planetary – this cinematic exploration of the emotional and psychological dimensions of climate change 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.

Like ash from a distant fire, ecological grief on this scale touches everything. But coming to terms with the brutal reality of environmental breakdown requires more than empty words and gestures. When hope is lost, the real work begins.

Members of Extinction Rebellion protest in the streets, risking arrest. Greta Thunberg’s school strike grows from a solitary vigil to a global mass movement. The Sápara, Wonnarua and Nunatsiavut land defenders hold the line in a life and death struggle.

Facing her own mortality, Jennifer’s sister offers another kind of answer: “Just a simple, quiet openness to all that is.” Stories from the frontlines of climate change merge with recollections from the filmmaker’s own childhood on Ontario’s Georgian Bay. What do these stories have in common?

The answer, surprisingly, is everything.

This intimately expansive and profoundly beautiful call to action won four Leo Awards (for Best Direction, Screenwriting, Cinematography & Sound); has received accolades and special mentions from film festival juries in Korea, Italy and France; was named Best Canadian Feature at Toronto’s Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival; received the Award for Creative Excellence at the Banff Mountain Film Festival; was named and Best Nature & People Film at the South Korea’s Ulju Mountain Film Festival; and won the Audience Choice Award at the California Film Institute’s DocLands Documentary Film Festival.

This film series is produced by the Salt Spring Film Festival, a non profit society on Salt Spring Island.

https://saltspringfilmfestival.com/

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