THE MAGNITUDE OF ALL THINGS
A cinematic exploration of the emotional and psychological dimensions of climate change.
When Jennifer Abbott lost her sister to cancer, her sorrow opened her up to the profound gravity of climate breakdown, drawing 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.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
JENNIFER ABBOTT is a Sundance and Genie award-winning filmmaker who has been making films about urgent social, political and environmental issues for 25 years. She is best known as one of the Directors and Editor of The Corporation, frequently described as the most successful documentary in Canadian history. Among other films, she also co-directed, co-wrote and edited Us & Them; co-wrote and edited Sea Blind; EP’d and edited I Am; and made the short film Brave New Minds.
In 2020, Abbott released two feature documentaries: The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel (Co-Director & Supervising Editor) and The Magnitude of All Things (Writer, Director, Editor, Sound Designer, Co-Producer).
February 27, 2022