Special One-Night-Only

Documentary Film Screening & Discussion


cast member, rancher, organizer, writer



and a LIVE video appearance by



Thursday, May 4, 2017


115 King Street, Madison

Doors Open @ 6:30 p.m.

“What if confronting the climate crisis is the best chance we’ll ever get to build a better world?” 

– Naomi Klein

Author of the best-selling book
“This Changes Everything”

This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.

Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, the film presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines. Interwoven with these stories of struggle is Klein’s narration, connecting the carbon in the air with the economic system that put it there. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

Watch the Trailer:

Following the Film

a discussion with

Alexis Bonogofsky

For more than a decade Montana farmer, activist, and writer Alexis Bonogofsky fought coal development in southeastern Montana as the manager of the Tribal Lands Partnership Program for the National Wildlife Federation. Alexis promoted alternative energy solutions and fought environmental destruction by building strong and lasting coalitions between indigenous groups, ranchers, and hunters and anglers.

A Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Fellow, Alexis is now working with Naomi Klein on an ambitious project aimed at training a new generation of community organizers and citizens to give them the skills to renew and reclaim our democracy and help activists rediscover the art of community organizing.

Following the screening, Alexis will talk about her experiences highlighted in This Changes Everything, and discuss her work with Naomi Klein.

(Pictured: Alexis Bonogofsky, Mike Scott).

See past Doug La Follette Environmental Speakers Program events here.