VOICES OF THE TRANSITION: the transition movement comes to film

Voices of the Transition – english Trailer from les jardins on Vimeo.

Feeling paralyzed by news of environmental challenges like climate change, water shortages, and biodiversity loss? Fed up with political inaction and posturing on these issues? Groups of people around the world have decided to take matters into their own hands, and the transition movement represents efforts to by towns, villages, and even countries to adapt to changing environmental circumstances, to lighten their impact, and to even create more meaningful ways of life.

VOICES OF THE TRANSITION is an independent documentary currently in production that aims to tell the stories of a few of these transition efforts. Filmmaker Nils Aguilar and team focus on communities in Great Britain and France, as well as the country of Cuba, to show how people are coming together to prepare for and even mitigate challenges such as peak oil, climate change, and food insecurity. Rather than one-size-fits-all solutions often proposed by governments, corporations, and even environmental organizations, VOICES OF THE TRANSITION focuses on small-scale efforts, locally-appropriate efforts to create abundance… even as the foundations of our current ways of life continue to crumble.

Check out the trailer above, and let us know what you think. And if you’d like to help out, VOICES OF THE TRANSITION is running a fundraising campaign on Sponsume… it’s already met its goal, so anything more is gravy that can towards post-production costs.


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