All around the world, people are hosting screenings of this powerful new film in living rooms, libraries, and independent theaters. Our hope is that this film will be a conversation starter and an organizing tool for campaigners, organizers and community groups worldwide.
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If you can't find a screening near you, consider hosting one! We'll provide all the resources you need.
How do I host a screening, and how much does it cost?
There’s a few options for hosting a screening:
House party licenses are between $40-80 USD. You’ll need to work with FilmBuff (the film’s distributor) directly to get your license. NB: mention that you’re organising a screening with 350.org for a potential discount.
If you want to host theatrical screening, you can book in the USA (via Tugg), Australia and NZ (via Tugg) , Canada (via VSC) and Rest of the World (via Filmbuff). Theatrical screenings booked through Tugg have no upfront cost to groups. They are booked as a “pending screening” until a certain number of people (different for every venue) buy tickets to cross the threshold and then this event is confirmed. The host group takes 5% of the ticket sales!
All license fees operate on a sliding scale so please contact the distributor to negotiate a fee if these are out of your range. NB: And don’t forget to mention 350.org!
Can I just watch the film by myself online?
Technically, yes — starting on October 20, you can stream the movie from iTunes on your computer. But we’re hoping you’ll join with people in your community to attend a local screening, so that you can use the film as an opportunity to build a stronger climate movement on the Road through Paris.
What do I need to know about hosting a screening in Europe?
If you’re hosting a screening in Europe, there are a few things to know:
350.org is helping groups to organise screenings, both through a limited number of subsidised or free licenses, and support to help make your screening a mobilising opportunity.
If you want to organise a larger screening, you can obtain the film via this website. There is a sliding license fee depending on the size and type of screening, but mention 350.org for potential discount.
We can work with you to make sure you have subtitle tracks if you need them.
We encourage people to organize discussions to make sure the film is used for maximum impact. The This Changes everything team have put together this discussion guide, and here are a few quick tips and questions to ask your group:
How did the film make you think differently about climate change and our approach to tackling it?
What do people know about Paris and the mobilisations happening there?
The screenings of This Changes Everything are part of 350.org’s mobilization efforts on what we call “The Road Through Paris”.
Here’s the background: 2015 is on track to be the hottest year in recorded history, and this December hundreds of world governments will meet in Paris to try to strike a global climate agreement. It will be the biggest gathering of its kind since 2009, and it’s potentially a big deal for our global movement.
So far, however, commitments from world governments just aren’t adding up. This has the makings of a global failure of ambition — and at a moment when renewable energy is becoming a revolutionary economic force that could power a just transition away from fossil fuels.
The solutions are obvious: we need to stop digging up and burning fossil fuels, start building renewable energy everywhere we can, and make sure communities on the front lines of climate change have the resources they need to respond to the crisis. This could be a turning point — if we push for it.
Here is 350.org’s plan for what we call “The Road Through Paris”: the plan to grow our movement and hold world leaders accountable to the action we need. And it’s the road through Paris, not the road to Paris, because our work won’t be done in December. No matter what happens at the summit, this will continue to be true: Politicians don’t lead movements — people do.