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A New Economy - Film Review (Transitions Film Festival 2017)

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A New Economy, Transitions Film Festival, Mercury Cinema
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A New Economy is an inspirational documentary featuring in 2017 Transitions Film Festival at Adelaide's Mercury Cinema. It will screen for one night only on Friday 19/05/2017 at 7pm.

With a running time of 85 minutes, A New Economy is skillfully written and directed by Trevor Meier with an empowering original score by Brent Belke - interspersed with engaging performances by the Borealis String Quartet.

This powerful documentary features commentary by the charismatic Gar Alperovitz (co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative and co-chair of its Next System Project); Richard Sennett (whose background is in ethnography, history and
social theory) and John Fullerton (author of Regenerative Capitalism: How Universal Principles and Patterns Will Shape the New Economy).

The icing on the cake is the insight the audience gains from observing the vision, values and objectives of the featured organisations:

The Red Victorian is a 20 room cooperatively run bed and breakfast based in San Francisco - providing short term to long term housing options to like-minded people with common visions.

Sole Food Street Farms currently has 5 urban farm sites throughout Vancouver and provides meaningful employment to those facing significant barriers (such as long-time heroin addict Lyle Hayes who attributes his improved quality of life to his involvement with Sole Food Street Farms).

London Brewing Co-operative has grown from the back shed into a sustainable, ethical and cooperatively-run community business based in London, Ontario's Old East Village.

Sensorica is based in Montreal - an open value network model; its initial focus was to develop open source scientific research equipment using commons-based peer production methodologies.

Loomio a worker-owned cooperative social enterprise from Wellington, New Zealand which offers decision-making software to assist groups with collaborative decision-making processes

In Ontario, Thorncliffe Park Women's Committee coordinates the weekly Thorncliffe Community Market. It is a socially inclusive market, providing immigrants and new Canadians with supplementary income, friendship and support - ultimately creating shared 'backyard' to those living in the neighbouring high-rise apartments.

Documentary Trailer—A New Economy from Domain7 Studios on Vimeo.

The Transitions Film Festival is a visionary festival dedicated to showcasing inspirational documentaries about the social and technological innovations, revolutionary ideas and trail-blazing changemakers that are leading the way to a better world.

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite for A New Economy at $15pp/$10pp (concession) plus booking fee. Alternatively, the Transitions Film Festival Pass (19-28 May 2017) can be purchased for $110pp/$65 (concession) plus booking fee which will provide entry to the 9 films screening as part of the 2017 Transitions Film Festival at Mercury Cinema.
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Why? Explore the cooperative community business model where everyone is equal
When: 'A New Economy' screens in Adelaide on Friday 19/05/2017 @ 7pm
Phone: Contact via website
Where: Mercury Cinema, 13 Morphett Street Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: $15pp/$10pp (concession) plus booking fee
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