Films and stories about local resilience for a regenerative future


You are invited to the Regenerative Communities Summit Film Series

in partnership with Transition US

Free films for private viewing were available for event registrants during the Regrnerative Communities Summit, September 24 – October 10, 2021.
Now anyone can access the films on demand and for free, as well as enjoy the playlist of recorded sessions.


Regenerative Communities Summit Film

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

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


FILMMAKER interviews

Panels with passionate planetary CITIZENS

Educational and take action RESOURCES

Go at your own pace

Regenerative Communities Summit Film


Just Transition
Crisis as a Catalyst for Transformation
Indigenous Food Sovereignty / Local Food Webs
Coops / Local Economies
Disaster / Climate Change and Trauma
Inner Resilience
Deep Adaptation


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.

The Response

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?”

The Sequel

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

”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.



FREE Virtual screening Sept. 28 – Oct. 7
Filmmaker/ Director: Sanjay Rawal
Executive Producers: Jason Momoa and Brian Mendoza
Runtime: 1 hr 14 minutes


Cultivating Indigenous Food Sovereignty and Local Food Webs
Ken Meter (Crossroads Resource Center), Chef Nephi Craig (People’s Farm, The Native American Culinary Association), Nate Kleinman (Experimental Farm Network Cooperative), Sanjay Rawal (Food Chains, Gather) (invited) Moderator: Thea LaGrou

Corresponding Workshops
Regional Food Systems: Essential for Resilience 
Plenary: Just Transition Panel

The Response: How Puerto Ricans Are Restoring Power to the People

FREE Virtual Screening 
Runtime: 30 minutes

Film discussion:
Restoring Power – Crisis as an Opportunity for Community Resilience
Moderator Thea La Grou with filmmaker Tom Llewellyn (SHAREABLE)

Corresponding Plenary
Crisis as Catalyst for Transformation 

One Word: Sawalmem

FREE Virtual Screening (one week)
Directed by Michael “Pom” Preston and Natasha Deganello Giraudie

Film Discussion
Moderator Ruah Swennerfelt
Presenters: Michael “Pom” Preston and filmmaker Natasha Deganello Giraudie

 Dancing with the Cannibal Giant: Five New Stories for the Great Transition

Watch on Films for the Planet – $2.99
Runtime 49 minutes

 Free Film & Discussion

Moving beyond disempowerment towards wisdom in the face of climate adversity.
 Moderator: Ruah Swennerfelt with Chris Wood of BALE (Building A Local Economy)

THE SEQUEL: What will Follow Our Troubled Civilization?

FREE Virtual Screening October 3- 5
61 minutes
Directed by Peter Armstrong
Produced by Empathy Media
Executive Producer: Shaun Chamberlin

Corresponding Workshops
Catalyzing Local Economic Transformation

National Movement Building:
Learn about the international movement – its purpose, projects and impact around the world.

Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work

Watch on Films for the Planet
$4.99 on-demand
1 hour 10 minutes

Corresponding Workshops:
October 4, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm PST
The ABC’s of Local Investment – Monday,

Wednesday, October 6, 2 pm – 4 pm PST
Catalyzing Local Economic Transformation 


FREE streaming –  September 24 – October 10
NEW from Happen Films
24 minutes

Corresponding Workshops
Cultivating Indigenous Food Sovereignty and Local Food Webs
Regional Food Systems: Essential for Resilience


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.

Recommended Viewing
Free and On-demand 

Regenerative Communities Summit Film

Seeding Change: The Power of Conscious Commerce

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity
Happen Films

Living the Change
Happen films

A New Economy
Written and directed by Trevor Meier 

Biggest Little Farm
Permaculture Skills

Recommended Viewing


Regenerative Communities Summit Film

JOIN the FREE Film Series
September 24 – October 5  

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email (check your spam folder).  We will send an email with the film program link as soon as it becomes available.

Can’t attend the summit?  No worries! Watch FREE films and check your email for session replays.

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