Here you can find a growing collection of videos around the topic of socio-ecological transition, permaculture, community building and landbased living.
There are movies and short movies as well as interviews.
LIVING THE CHANGE – inspiring stories for a sustainable living (85 mins, 2018)
Source: Resilient Carterton
Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way.
Directors Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson have brought together stories from their travels, along with interviews with experts able to explain how we come to be where we are today. From forest gardens to composting toilets, community supported agriculture to timebanking, Living the Change offers ways we can rethink our approach to how we live.
Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3d3rl6id_c
Conditions: the movie is not available for free, but you have to pay 9.99 AUS dollars
A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity (Documentary, 1h18, 2016)
“A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity” is a free feature-length documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens, practice simple living, and discover the challenges of living in community. This film is the product of hours and hours of footage that I shot during that year-long experiment in simple living. The documentary includes interviews with David Holmgren, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Nicole Foss, Ted Trainer, Graham Turner, and more.
Available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUwLAvfBCzw
Ancient Futures – Learning from Ladakh (1h15, 1995)
This Documentary by Helena Norberg-Hodge shows the impact of industrial civilization on traditional societies by documenting on the example of Ladakh Valley in Himalaya the impact that the structural changes and connection to capitalist market system had on traditional ways of living in the valley. In the story of the Valley, the history of globalization, industrialisation and market-growth, lasting for the last 150 years in repeated in a few decades.
(Unfortunately only available in bits and chunks on youtube… But try to find it elsewhere online, it is worth it!)
The Future of Food – Organic Sustainable Farming (Short Documentary) (6min, 2017)
Short Documentary on Community Supported Agriculture, and sustainable cultivation of the land, where two vegetable farmers explain the Problems of a society that gets its food from supermarkets instead of the farmers directly and outline the opportunities that Community Supported Agriculture not only in terms of alternative ways of consumption, but also whole different possibilities for cultivation of land, which is not relying on production for market scores.
Available on Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWkYtZxpQUo
Farming Sustainably with Regenerative Agriculture (Short Documentary) (8 min, 2017)
Regenerative agriculture offers a future for sustainable farming of meat in line with nature’s needs, by using holistic management and organic/biodynamic practices and even sequestering carbon in the soil – so important in the fight against climate change. At Mangarara, in New Zealand’s beautiful Hawke’s Bay, Greg Hart and his family are in the process of restoring 1500 acres of land conventionally farmed for over 150 years into the paradise it once was.
Available on Youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob_asuZ6OtE
Sacred Economics (Short movie) (12min)
photo source: Amazon
Short film by Ian MacKenzie, a teaser on the ideas of Charles Eisenstein and the return of the gift. “Through money economy we are cut off from nature the same way as we are cut off from our communities”, Charles Eisenstein explains how a society is functioning according to money economies, where goods and services are exchanged for money, and how it is possible to transform this mindset into a society based upon community and a gift economy.
Available on Youtube: https://youtu.be/EEZkQv25uEs