Beyond Climate

Runtime: 49:00
Country: Canada
Language: English
Category: 2019 | Feature Films/Full-length Documentaries (2019)

Narrated by David Suzuki, Beyond Climate explores the human and environmental impacts of climate change in British Columbia, and is a timely contribution to the province and country as we grapple with climate change, the paramount issue of our time.
Ian Mauro, Director, Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change; Climate Change in Atlantic; Seeds of Change,
David Suzuki, Producer
David Suzuki, Key Cast, Nature of Things, Quirks and Quarks

Planet in Focus

October 26, 2018
World Premiere
Official Selection

Gimmie Some Truth
November 2, 2018
Manitoba Premiere
Official Selection
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
March 1, 2019
British Columbia
Four Seasons Film Festival, UK
United Kingdom
March 19, 2019
UK Premiere
Sonoma International Film Festival
United States
March 22, 2019
United States
Ethnografilm Festival
April 18, 2019

Ian Mauro

Dr. Ian Mauro is a filmmaker and academic at the University of Winnipeg.

Mauro is a pioneer of multi-media methodologies, scholarship and education. He holds a BSc in Environmental Science and PhD in Geography and his work focuses on climate change, food security, industrial development and strategies to build vibrant, resilient, low carbon communities across scales.

He uses participatory video to collect, communicate and conserve local and indigenous knowledge, an approach that allows people who live on the land to tell their own stories, in their own language, within the landscapes where their knowledge has been generated. He was awarded an “Apple Distinguished Educator” award for his approach.

In 2010, he co-directed Qapirangajuq: Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change ( – the world’s first Inuktitut language film on this topic – with acclaimed Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner). Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change has been screened globally – at festivals, online and television (e.g. Smithsonian, National Geography, ImagineNative, APTN – and it was recently invited to the 66th Berlin International Film Festival.

Following this, Mauro directed Climate Change in Atlantic Canada (, which he toured across Canada with David Suzuki between 2013-2014. The tour engaged thousands of Canadians with screenings in Halifax, St. John’s, Charlottetown, Moncton, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver. This film has been in numerous festivals and was featured with Mauro’s Arctic work in a major Royal Ontario Museum exhibition on climate change that run for 5-months.

Mauro then launched Beyond Climate, which was shot across British Columbia between 2014-2015. As part of the participatory filmmaking process, Drs. Suzuki and Mauro toured throughout coastal BC on a “Listening Tour” that engaged citizens, and these insights combined with additional interviews contributed to the final film that is now being released.

These films represent the world’s first climate change trilogy, combining social sciences, environmental sciences and digital media – to tell the story of how Canadians are affected by and responding to climate change regionally and nationally.

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