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February 7, 2018 A New Economy

Featuring Ana Maria Peredo, PhD, UVic professor and and aficionado of all    things cooperative, and local working co-op member Steve Unger as post-screening speakers.  Dr. Peredo is the former director of the UVic Centre for Cooperative and Community-based Economy and currently is at the School of Environmental Studies. Steve is a professional electrical engineer with the Viridian Energy Cooperative, designing and installing renewable energy systems.


What if working together for the good of all was the most common business model?

Watch as several organizations and businesses strive towards building a more cooperative future.  By putting humanity before the bottom line, they are finding their place in a new economy no longer dominated by profits and big business.  Featuring a small craft-brew, a peer-to-peer open hardware lab, an urban agriculture social enterprise, a string quartet and more.

Vancouver director Trevor Meier states:

“This film formed around the question of what a more cooperative world could look like….We went through more than 600 potential case studies in selecting the seven included in the film.  The new economy world is dynamic and changing fast.  My hope is that this film can be a catalyst for everyday people to be inspired that this new world is something that is open to all….that it doesn’t require massive amounts of capital or the support of the most wealthy; that right here, today, we can band together and form a new, more participatory economy ourselves.”

Cinematography is by Grant Baldwin who we met as both filmmaker and protagonist in 2 previous AFN/TS collaborative screenings “The Clean Bin Project” and “Just Eat It”.

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