THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
2015, Abramorama, 89 min, USA, Dir: Avi Lewis

With the connection between environmental crisis and economic dislocation becoming ever clearer, this new documentary is more timely than ever. Inspired by Naomi Klein’s international nonfiction bestseller, the film visits seven communities on the climate-change frontlines, among them Beijing, the South Indian coast, Canada’s Alberta Tar Sands and Montana’s Powder River Basin. The empowering message of THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING is that the changes needed to address global warming are also a golden opportunity to reshape the global economy into something humane and sustainable.


THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST
2012, IFC Films, 128 min, USA, Dir: Mira Nair

Based on the best-seller by Mohsin Hamid, this thriller from director Mira Nair (MONSOON WEDDING) explores the polarizing effects of both globalization and the war on terror. When Pakistani professor Changez (Riz Ahmed) sits down with an American (Liev Schreiber) in a Lahore teahouse to talk about the teacher’s pre-9/11 past as a Wall Street wunderkind, the life of a hostage hangs in the balance. Shot on three continents with an international cast including Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland and Om Puri, THE RELUCTANT FUNDAMENTALIST forces viewers to confront their own biases along with the characters’ ever-shifting agendas.


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