What should we demand from our democracy now?
Wednesday, July 8, 2009 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (BST)
More4 and Reboot Britain present a special screening of Us Now in the Palace of Westminster
The crisis of trust in our democracy creates a unique opportunity to re-think the relationship between citizen and State.
Us Now, a documentary about the opportunities for more participative government, brings together some of the world's leading thinkers in this field to discuss the unique possiblities of emerging networks to establish a different kind of democracy.
The screening will be followed by a lively panel discussion in which panelists will discuss Paul Miller's assertion in the film that: "Representative democracy is based on the idea that people are thick."
Lord David Puttnam
Douglas Carswell MP
chaired by Catherine Fieschi
About the film:
Us Now takes a look at how an increase in participation based on emerging network structures could transform the way that countries are governed. It tells the stories of the online networks whose radical self-organising structures threaten to change the fabric of government forever. It broadcasts on More4 on 10th July.
"There's a whole new model emerging where we become part of the government" - Don Tapscott
The film is directed by Ivo Gormley and has contributions from Clay Shirky, Ed Miliband, William Heath, Lee Bryant, Tom Steinberg, Charles Leadbeater, George Osborne, Saul Albert, Mikey Weinkove, Sophia Parker, JP Rangaswami, Paul Miller, MT Rainy, Giles Andrews and Don Tapscott.