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Over 800 people gathered in Dublin’s Merrion Square last Saturday to watch the Irish premiere of ‘This Changes Everything’, the film by Avi Lewis based on Naomi Klein’s best-selling book about climate change.
The event was one of a series taking place across Europe to mark the release of the film. Trócaire had teamed-up with Stop Climate Chaos and Happenings to bring the film to an Irish audience.
As well as screening the film, the event also saw musicians Oliver Cole and Mundy kindly volunteer to entertain the crowd.
Merrion Square hosted the Dublin screening of ‘This Changes Everything’, organised by Trócaire, Stop Climate Chaos and Happenings.
‘This Changes Everything’ is a powerful look at people’s attempts to resist the power of the fossil fuel lobby all over the world.
The event brought together people with varying levels of interest and knowledge on the issue of climate change.
LISTEN: Our short audio vox pop captures the mood and the thoughts of some of the people who attended.
We’d like to say a big thanks to everyone who came along, as well as to our partners Stop Climate Chaos, Happenings and Dublin City Council.
The timing of the film’s release is very important: it’s now only two months until world leaders meet in Paris to try to agree a climate deal so there has never been a more important time to mobilise people power in support of clean energy and positive climate action.
Trócaire and the Stop Climate Chaos network are organising a public rally on November 29th to show politicians in Ireland that the public here does care about the future of the planet. You can sign-up on the event Facebook page.
As Naomi Klein says in ‘This Changes Everything’, “if you drink water or breathe air, climate change is about you.”