You are invited to the Regenerative Communities Summit Film Series
in partnership with Transition US
September 24 – October 10, 2021
Free Headlining Films
Filmmaker/ Director: Sanjay Rawal
Executive Producers: Jason Momoa and Brian Mendoza
The Response: How Puerto Ricans are Restoring Power to the People
Filmmaker – Tom Llewellyn (SHAREABLE)
Dancing with the Cannibal Giant: Five New Stories for the Great Transition
Filmmaker – Chris Wood of BALE (Building A Local Economy)
One Word: Sawalmem
Directed by Michael “Pom” Preston and Natasha Deganello Giraudie
The Sequel: What will Follow Our Troubled Civilization?
Directed by Peter Armstrong
Executive Producer: Shaun Chamberlin
Join Films for the Planet’s Streaming Film Series
Stories of Local Resilience for a Regenerative Future
As the climate emergency, social crises, natural and everyday disasters continue to rock our communities, Transition US and the broader movement for regenerative, just and resilient communities offer inspiration and hope through practical local action.
From cultivating indigenous food sovereignty, co-ops and local food webs to inner resilience and deep adaptation, join communities across the globe who are forging innovative paths and embodying the courage to see the world with new eyes.
Transition US invites all doers and dreamers, activists and community leaders, farmers and entrepreneurs, educators and artists, and everyday people eager to re-imagine and rebuild our world.
Interactive learning journeys
Award-winning documentary films
FREE for a limited time films
NEW releases on-demand
Film related CONVERSATIONS
Panels with passionate planetary CITIZENS
Educational and take action RESOURCES
Go at your own pace
Watch FREE films at your own pace from September 24 – October 10
Join scheduled conversations
Crisis as a Catalyst for Transformation
Indigenous Food Sovereignty / Local Food Webs
Coops / Local Economies
Disaster / Climate Change and Trauma
An Indigenous chef embarks on an ambitious project to reclaim ancient foodways on the Apache Reservation; in South Dakota, a gifted Lakota high school student raised on a buffalo ranch is proving her tribe’s Native wisdom through her passion for science; and a group of young men of the Yurok tribe in Northern California is struggling to keep their culture alive and rehabilitate the habitat of their sacred salmon. All these stories combine to show how the reclaiming and recovery of ancient foodways is a way forward for Native Americans to bring back health and vitality to their people.
One Word: Sawalmem
A rare look into the life of local Native wisdom keepers – people who hold humanity’s most intimate knowledge about how to live in balance with the Earth and how to thrive with the natural world. The film invites us to consider how the healing of the planet could be facilitated – from the current mainstream economic paradigm based in exploitation and domination, to the type of relationship that human beings have held dear for tens of thousands of years – a sacred one that is based in respect and reciprocity.
In the wake of Hurricane Maria, a quiet revolution has been percolating on the island of Puerto Rico. What began as an impromptu community kitchen meant to help feed survivors in the town of Caguas quickly grew into an island-wide network of mutual aid centers (Centros de Apoyo Mutuo) with the ultimate goal to restore power — both electric and civic — to the people.
Dancing with the Cannibal Giant
“Dancing with the Cannibal Giant: Five New Stories for the Great Transition”was created as an educational tool that can be used to move us beyond disempowerment, in order to enact real change in a changing world. Chris Wood was inspired to ask the question: “Will we have the wisdom to survive climate chaos and planetary destruction?”
David Fleming, a historian, economist, and ecologist unpacks our prevailing economic systems and offers a compelling vision of how we can recover what we have lost.
In the film, we encounter extraordinary people and projects from four continents that are cultivating a resilience not reliant on the impossible promise of eternal economic growth: renegade economist Kate Raworth, conservative philosopher Roger Scruton, Gaian ecologist Stephan Harding, localization revolutionary Helena Norberg-Hodge, inspirational practivist and Transition Network co-founder Rob Hopkins, eco-pioneer and Forum for the Future co-founder Jonathon Porritt and philanthropist/composer Peter Buffett, among many others.
Food Forest Farmers
Syntropic farming is a new and ancient regenerative agriculture practice that can be implemented in any region, in any climate, in limitless ways – even in your own back yard. For over a decade the Lotz-Keegan family have been implementing permaculture practices to regenerate a degraded hillside into an abundant food forest of native and exotic trees that feed their family, their community, the wildlife, the soil, and their souls.
Seeding Change: The Power of Conscious Commerce
Purpose-driven companies looking to change the world through an alternative economic model measure success not only financially but also socially and environmentally. Their practice of “conscious commerce” offers solutions to some of today’s most pressing issues. This award-winning documentary empowers viewers to be part of the solution by “voting with their dollars” and supporting brands and products that make positive change for the planet.
”Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work” tells the little known stories of employee-owned businesses that provide secure, dignified jobs in democratic workplaces.
With the long decline in US manufacturing and today’s economic crisis, millions have been thrown out of work, and many are losing their homes. The usual economic solutions are not working so some citizens and public officials are reinventing our failing economy in order to restore long term community stability and a more egalitarian way of life.
Your registration includes a Regenerative Communities Summit Invitation
Film narratives will compliment the summit’s core themes and correspond to plenaries and workshops creating a cohesive experience. The Regenerative Communities Film Series is designed to catalyze conversation and action!
Attendees can stream films at their convenience and convene for scheduled speakers, filmmaker interviews, conversations and live streams around film topics. Go at your own pace engaging with Films for the Planet’s film program alongside the summits scheduled speaker program.
Free and On-demand
Seeding Change: The Power of Conscious Commerce
A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity
Living the Change
A New Economy
Written and directed by Trevor Meier
Biggest Little Farm
JOIN the FREE Film Series
September 24 – October 5
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