FUTURE DREAMING – Change the Story

with David Martin and David C. Korten

Thank you for joining us on a new planetary adventure!

The documentary is NOW available below for free viewing HERE during the month of April.

Here is a message form Dr David Martin about the documentary – Future Dreaming.

Directed by Kaya Finlayson and filmed in Antarctica, Future Dreaming explores the narratives that drive our economic, social and political thinking and offers a new way of understanding the human condition. The film captures a conversation with Dr. David E. Martin who takes a sweeping look into the past, present and future of mankind.

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Listen to our podcast with Dr. David Korten who writes and speaks on global and national issues, serves as president of the Living Economies Forum, is co-founder  of YES! Magazine, and a member of the Club of Rome. His books include the international best seller  When Corporations Rule the World, Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth, The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community.


We encourage you to utilize the film and discussion guides as resources for individual enrichment and community conversation. Learn how to become a Films for the Planet film Ambassador HERE. You can also find our Art of Hosting Film guidelines at the Members Circle to engage your community in film conversations. Change the Story, Change the Future: A Living Economy for a Living Earth  is accompanied by an invaluable discussion guide  PDF Version  if you would like to engage your community around this important conversation.  For an excellent summary of Change the Story, Change the Future, we recommend “A New Story for a New Economy – To Find our Human Place in a Living Universe” PDF here 

“Our current story is about Sacred Money and Markets. Money, it tells us, is the measure of all worth and the source of all happiness. The market is omniscient. Earth is simply a source of raw materials. Inequality and environmental destruction are unfortunate but unavoidable. Although many recognize this story promotes bad ethics, bad science, and bad economics, it will remain our guiding story until replaced by a more compelling story that aligns with our deepest understanding of the universe and our relationship to it.

A Sacred Life and Living Earth story is grounded in a cosmology that affirms we are living beings born of a living Earth itself born of a living universe. Our health and well-being depend on an economy that works in co-productive partnership with the processes by which Earth’s community of life maintains the conditions of its own existence—and ours. Offering a hopeful vision, this book lays out the transformative impact adopting this story will have on every aspect of human life and society.”


Prologue:  In Search of a Deeper Truth
Chapter 1: Our Story Problem
Chapter 2: Our Quest to Know
Chapter 3: A Brief History of Story Politics
Chapter 4: Living Universe
Chapter 5: Children of a Living Earth
Chapter 6: Making a Living
Chapter 7: Enslaved by Corporate Robots Chapter 8: Economics for a Living Household
Chapter 9: A Living Economy for a Living Earth
Chapter 10: Own the Story, Own the Future

A New Story for a New Economy – To Find our Human Place in a Living Universe PDF here

 Interested in MORE documentaries and educational resources on this topic?

Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.

Click HERE to Watch on Films for the Planet  $4.99 1 hour 25 minutes

Directors Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson have brought together stories from their travels around New Zealand, along with interviews with experts able to explain how we come to be where we are today. From forest gardens to composting toilets, community supported agriculture to timebanking, Living the Change offers ways we can rethink our approach to how we live.



Love Thy Nature, narrated by Liam Neeson, points to how deeply we’ve lost touch with nature and takes viewers on a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. The film shows that a renewed connection with nature is key both to our health and the health of our planet. From schools and universities to conferences and government agencies, groups have used Love Thy Nature as a tool to inspire and ignite a renewed connection with the natural world – to both enhance our well being and solve our climate crisis.

Click HERE to watch on Films for the Planet $4.99, 1 hour 16 minutes

Three scholars appear on the documentary: Dayna Baumeister, co-founder of The Biomimicry Institute which has done pioneering work in developing cutting edge inventions based on Nature’s systems, models, and elements such as the hub of a high-speed train designed from a bird’s beak; Brian Swimme, a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies who shares findings of his work as a cosmologist interested in the 13.7 billion year history of the universe; and Andy Lipkis, founder of Tree People, an organization that has cared for more than two million trees in the Los Angeles region and provided a model for environmental sustainability in urban areas.


The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, people around the world are resisting those policies – and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting 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.

Click HERE to watch on Films for the Planet $5.00, 1 hour 8 minutes

Available for free download is a 74-page Discussion Guide and Companion to the film, a resource designed for student use and informal discussion groups. It follows the film, chapter by chapter, expanding on the arguments and pointing to a wealth of new resources for further learning, reflection and action.



The Sacred Balance is a four-part documentary series hosted by David Suzuki. Filmed on five continents, this ground-breaking series celebrates a new scientific world-view, an inclusive vision of nature in which we human beings are intimately connected to all life processes on Earth.

 Click HERE to watch this internationally acclaimed award-winning series based on a best-selling book on Films for the Planet  $7.99, 3 hours 35 minute series

With Suzuki as our guide, we visit the best minds of the age. Philosophers, scholars, priests, and shamans all share their visions and perspectives of the universe. Scientists such as E.O.Wilson, Ary Goldberger, Brian Goodwin, Wade Davis, Stephen Lansing, Elaine Ingham and James Lovelock reveal the meaning behind their perceptions and discoveries. We hear astonishing tales of the world’s infinite complexity. Through many knowledgeable eyes, guided by many wise hearts, we are reminded of who we are: creatures of the Earth, biological beings totally dependent upon the planet’s life support systems.


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