Films To Watch And Discuss
The Next American Revolution is Gar Alperovtiz’s 47 minute introduction to the deep, systemic issues facing our political and economic system, and the possibility of hope to be found in the new economy that’s emerging across the country, as communities explore increasingly innovative ways of democratizing wealth and restoring the foundations of democracy. More info here.
Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time is a short documentary meant to give an overview of what a worker co-op is, how it can transform lives and communities, and the realities of starting one. The film and accompanying resources can be found here.
Fixing The Future is a road trip across America, where host David Brancaccio (of NPR’s Marketplace) celebrates communities using sustainable techniques to create jobs and economic revitalization. The film highlights effective, local practices such as: local business alliances, community banking, time banking/hour exchange, worker cooperatives and local currencies. Contact: support@fixingthefuture or learn more here.
The Economics Of Happiness features many voices from six continents calling for systemic economic change. The documentary describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. While government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power, people around the world are resisting those policies and working to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm: an economics of localization. screenings are licensed on a "sliding-scale" basis for community and non-profit groups. For more information here.