Stronger than Fiction Film Festival – The Magnitude of All Things

Dendy Canberra
Sunday 27 March, 2022 at 3pm
Directed by Jennifer Abbott
Unclassified 15+, 85 minutes 1hr 25 minutes
Origin: Canada, in English, Spanish and Kichwa with English subtitles

Given that climate change is the largest issue facing humanity as a species, it’s unsurprising that there’s a fresh crop of climate-themed documentaries every year. STF chose this film because it offered a new angle.

Hannah de Feyter from the Stronger than Fiction Film Festival talks about The Magnitude of All Things  

When Sundance-award-winning director Jennifer Abbott (The Corporation) found out about her sister’s terminal cancer diagnosis, she was able to transform the grief that she felt into a unique and powerful lens to examine the feelings of loss that climate change is inducing on a global scale.

Weaving her memoir with testimony from the founders of Extinction Rebellion, Greta Thunberg, and Sápara, Wonnarua and Nunatsiavut land defenders, Abbott processes a crisis that often feels too big and too painful to hold. Counterintuitively, the activists she interviews find that facing grief head on can lead to new and unexpected places, where action is again possible. 

The screening will be followed by a short reading by local poets Eleanor Malbon and Zoe Anderson, who will ground the film’s themes in local ecology. Drinks afterwards in the Dendy foyer.

Proudly supported by the High Commission of Canada in Australia.