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Magnitude of All Things

Of all the stories presented, one common thread is money. Unfortunately, those who do the damage are more concerned with money than with the people affected.

Again, this is not new information. Living through late-stage capitalism has made none of this surprising, only disappointing. Many stories in The Magnitude of All Things are as much about industries moving into an area and colonizing it as they are of changing weather patterns wreaking havoc.

What, then, is the answer? The film profiles those both inspired by hope and hopelessness, and the common answer is that we need to see a profound shift in how we think as a society. Is that a spoiler for the end? Well, kind of, but there’s no way you wouldn’t see it coming.