Imagine! Festival: The Magnitude of All Things

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CertificateNot Rated
Director(s)Jennifer Abbott
Running Time1HR 26MINS
SeasonImagine! Festival of Ideas and Politics

The Magnitude of All Things  draws intimate parallels between the experiences of grief - both personal and planetary - as stories from the frontlines of climate change merge with recollections from Sundance award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Abbott's childhood on Ontario’s Georgian Bay.

When director Jennifer Abbott (The Corporationlost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown. This cinematic journey 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.

Abbott presents raw testimonies that coalesce into an extraordinary tapestry, woven together with raw emotion and a staggering beauty that transforms darkness into light and grief into action.

"The Magnitude of All Things poetically conveys how anyone at peace with the world has a responsibility to save poignant as it is provocative." - Pat Mullen, POV Magazine

Screening in partnership with the High Commission of Canada in the United Kingdom, and Telefilm Canada, this season of films explores aspects of Canadian society rarely seen on the big screen.

Part of Imagine! Belfast Festival of Ideas & Politics, which returns for its 9th annual outing with over 130 mostly free events. There’s something for everyone! Book tickets at  


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