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What You Won't Do For Love

AVAILABLE TO EDUCATORS And Community Groups FOR STREAMING THROUGH JUNE 24, 2022

When artist Miriam Fernandes approaches David Suzuki to create a theatre piece about climate change, she expects to write about David’s perspective as a scientist. Instead, she discovers the boundless vision and efforts of Tara Cullis, a literature scholar, climate organizer, and David’s life partner. Miriam realizes that David and Tara’s decades-long love for each other, and for family and friends, has only clarified and strengthened their resolve to fight for the planet.

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For Educators And Community Groups

We're pleased to offer an engaging and affordable virtual experience featuring What You Won’t Do For Love. Teachers, schools, and community groups are invited to rent a digital screening of this film to inspire and educate the next generation of environmentalists. 

RENT a digital screening of the 95-minute film at a rate of $80 per class/GROUP until June 2022.

RENT FOR YOUR CLASS/GROUP

Everyone who has purchased this event will be sent a link and instructions to access it online. A comprehensive digital resource pack will be made available online to enhance and explore the key questions and issues raised throughout the film.

For more information about booking, get in touch at education@soulpepper.ca

Our love radiates out from the physical to metaphysical, we share in our ideas and our greatest love is our children who are the product of our love and that means we love the planet that sustains us.

- David Suzuki

Warm, wise and overflowing with generosity, this is a love story so epic it embraces all of creation. Yet another reminder of how blessed we are to be in the struggle with elders like David and Tara.

- Naomi Klein, author, activist, & filmmaker, & Avi Lewis, filmmaker, activist, & educator

I was skeptical at first, wondering how in the world a film could be made resting solely on the spoken word amongst four players. But they pulled it off, often with pungent hilarity and always with scathing intellectual content.  What a triumph!

- Stephen Lewis, AIDS-Free World

A deeply personal, totally enchanting love story. David and Tara take us on a magical journey into the heart of commitment - to one another, to family, to community, to justice and to the planet. A testament to hope.

- Maude Barlow, author & activist, Blue Planet Project

It has been so inspiring to pull back the curtain and spotlight the dynamo activist and organizer Tara Cullis, whose tireless work and unwavering vision have contributed greatly to the climate movement and the David Suzuki we know and love. We also see David in a surprisingly casual new light — rather than a broadcaster, he is a friend, a lover, a grandfather, and an elder.

- Kevin Matthew Wong, Co-Director
Cast & Creative Team
DAVID SUZUKI
WRITER & PERFORMER
TARA CULLIS
WRITER & PERFORMER
STURLA ALVSVAAG
PERFORMER
KEVIN MATTHEW WONG
CO-DIRECTOR, DRAMATURG & PRODUCER
MEG ROE
MUSIC
Pool Service Productions
Film Production & Editing

a film by why not theatre originally co-Presented and produced in collaboration with TO Live and Soulpepper Theatre. 

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