Genres: Documentary, Short Films
Duration: 38 minutes
Subtitles: English, Spanish
By Happen Films
Filmmakers: Jordan Osmond & Antoinette Wilson
Together We Grow is a 40-minute documentary telling the story of Common Unity. Introducing a thriving hub helping to build resilience into its local community by growing, sewing, repairing, sharing – you name it, Common Unity is doing it!
Too many of our communities, here and around the world, are facing housing crises, food insecurity, social isolation, and more. In addition, the multiple impacts of the Covid pandemic and climate change are current and ongoing. How can we most effectively confront these challenges, and help our communities thrive in an economic system that leaves many feeling trapped in poverty?
Common Unity Founder, Julia Milne and her team have created a completely replicable model for developing strong, connected, resilient communities – a model that could be put in place across thousands of communities in Aotearoa and millions of communities across the world. They’ve proven it can be done, this film was made to help them share the story!
“This beautiful film is the perfect antidote to the cynical narrative that says people are inherently selfish… This film will melt your heart. Guaranteed.”
– Rob Hopkins, author; co-founder Transition Network
“Inspires you to roll up your sleeves and get cracking… Jordan and Antoinette present us with another powerfully human and hopeful look at how a community is building social resilience.”
– jasonmarkham-27831, IMDb review
Note: This version is for home viewing only. Click HERE if you’d like to host a screening.
More from Happen Films
Click to Access Free and On Demand titles featured on Films for the Planet
Find out more about Happen Films:
Website / Subscribe on Youtube
Host a screening
Social media: Instagram / Facebook / Twitter
Support on Patreon
Click here to enjoy more great films in our Streaming Collection