The New Economy Film Festival presents newly released, highly acclaimed documentaries and shorts that explore both the failings of the current mainstream economy and the emergence of new alternatives that are helping to shape a more just and sustainable future.
Each feature-length film will be preceeded by relevant shorts and then followed by an interactive forum, either a presentation by the filmmaker, a panel of experts, or an informal Q&A.
There will also be information and resources available about how to become involved in the issues, and what each of us can do to help shape a more just, sustainable and democratic economy.
FILMS & TIMES
Saturday, October 18th
4:30pm Pay 2 Play: Democracy's High Stakes
A look at the corrupting influence of money in politics, where campaign donors are rewarded with contracts, deregulation and tax cuts. Pay 2 Play explores what we can do to take back our democracy.
7:00pm Not Business as Usual
Tracks the changing landscape of business with the rising tide of conscious capitalism and features the inspiring stories of several subversive entrepeneurs from Vancouver who are redefining what it means to be successful.
Sunday, October 19th
4:30pm 99% Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film
99% offers a rich look behind the scenes of Occupy, as captured by 99 filmmakers who chronicled the protests as they spread across the country. By presenting a broad range of perspectives, the film sheds light on what the movement was all about, and what form its energy will take in the future.
7:00pm Disruption: Climate. Change.
"We're the first generation to feel the impacts of climate change, and the last generation who can do something about it." Disruption presents a powerful message and aims to galvanize a new wave of climate action and leadership.
When & Where
Downtown Community Television Center
87 Lafayette St
NEW ECONOMY FILM FESTIVAL
The New Economy Film Festival is a showcase for inspiring visions of economic transformation. Featuring award-winning documentaries the festival addresses both the challenges of our current economy and pioneering efforts to build a more just, inclusive, and ecologically-regenerative economy. The event aims to broaden awareness of these critical themes, and provide a forum for collaboration, activism and change.