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The Magnitude of All Things

Jennifer Abbott
2020 | 1 h 26 min
When Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown. Abbott’s new documentary The Magnitude of All Things draws intimate parallels between the experiences of grief—both personal and planetary. Stories from the frontlines of climate change merge with recollections from the filmmaker’s childhood on Ontario’s Georgian Bay. What do these stories have in common? The answer, surprisingly, is everything. For the people featured, climate change is not happening in the distant future: it is kicking down the front door. Battles waged, lamentations of loss, and raw testimony coalesce into an extraordinary tapestry, woven together with raw emotion and staggering beauty that transform darkness into light, grief into action.

Awards and distinctions

  • Special Mention- Documentary
    Riviera International Film Festival, Sestri Levante
    2021
  • Audience Choice Award
    DocLands, San Rafael
    2021
  • Best Nature & People Film
    Mountain Film Festival, Ulju
    2021
  • Best Canadian Feature Award
    Planet in Focus International Environmental Film & Video Festival, Toronto
    2020