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Films to inspire, educate and entertain.
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InTransition In Transition: From Oil Dependence To Local Resilience
An introductory film presenting the Transition movement, comprising a snap shot of how communities around the world are responding to peak oil and climate change. Imaginative and funny. 55 mins - in 6 parts on YouTube
Part1, Part2, Part3, Part4, Part5, Part6
Money as Debt Money as debt
This excellent, entertaining and animated feature by graphic artist Paul Grignon, explains simply and clearly, today’s magically perverse debt money system. It considers the rise and rise of banking from its earliest origins into the dominant form it is today, arguing that without money reform, all attempts at sustainability are doomed to failure. 47 mins - in 8 parts on Youtube.
Part1, Part2, Part3, Part4, Part5, Part6, Part7, Part8
Permaculture Permaculture in Practice: Ecologically Sound Living - By Design
A film to inspire people to start their own permaculture projects. With four examples in different settings in the UK; a back garden in Hampshire, a housing estate in Bradford tackling problems of unemployment, environmental awareness and backyard food-growing, a community co-op in Devon and a small farm in the Forest of Dean. 48 mins - in 6 parts on Youtube
Part1, Part2, Part3, Part4, Part5, Part6
Farm For A farm for the future
Wildlife film maker Rebecca Hosking investigates how to transform her family's farm in Devon into a low energy farm for the future. Realising that all food production in the UK is completely dependent on abundant cheap fossil fuel, she sets out to discover just how secure this oil supply is. Alarmed by the answers, she explores ways of farming without using fossil fuel. With the help of pioneering farmers and growers, Rebecca learns that permaculture holds the key to farming in a low-energy future. 50 mins
Beyond Beyond the Tipping Point
Including footage from 2009’s UN climate talks in Copenhagen, the film features interviews showing a rich diversity of perspectives. It asks deep questions, exploring what exactly we mean when predicting a point after which all action comes too late, whether it be to save the human species, civilisation, or simply the lifestyles to which we have become accustomed. 30 mins
Crossroads Energy Crossroads: a burning need to change course
As global population and its appetite for energy rise drastically, resource depletion and global warming have become the most pressing issues facing humanity today. In order for us to survive our modern self-destructive societies, we will have to change course drastically. Renewable energy and energy conservation are key factors in paving the way to a sustainable world for our children. Although the film focuses on the US situation, it has relevance elsewhere and takes a positive view on where we are and what can be done. 54 mins
Convenient Truth A Convenient Truth: A Story Of Hope From Curitiba, Brazil
An important film about a marvellous city and its people where the problems of poverty, flooding, waste, transport and slums have been solved with little money but much political will and many ground breaking ideas. If you wonder if there are any solutions to our present problems, you need to see this film. It’s uplifting! 52 mins
Turning Point The Turning Point: A Return To Community
Richard Heinberg and Rob Hopkins speak about peak oil and resilience, Joanna Macy about The Great Turning and rediscovering community, and Megan Quinn on the Cuban experience. The film is a great introduction to these subjects. 41 mins
Power Of The Power of Community – how Cuba survived peak oil
The story of the Cuban people’s hardship after they lost access to Soviet oil in the early 1990s. A triumph of ingenuity over sudden adversity – through co-operation, conservation and community. It is a model of how to create a low-energy society and move from a highly industrial society to a more sustainable one that fosters better education and health care. 53 mins
DigFor Dig for Victory
One of the most memorable and successful campaigns introduced by the Government during World War II was 'Dig For Victory'. It encouraged families to transform their gardens into allotments to grow vegetables. By 1943 Britain had 1.4 million allotments producing over one million tonnes of vegetables a year. Drawing on extensive archive this is brought to life by f those who were most closely involved. 65 mins
 
       

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