Planet Local – A Quiet Revolution
A Quiet Revolution
A film by Local Futures
Systems Change Alliance will be hosting an online screening of Local Futures’ new film Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution, followed by a group discussion.
This online event is open to the general public and free of charge.
The film features a kaleidoscope of voices from the growing localization movement, and was produced by Local Futures in connection with World Localization Day 2022.
Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution is both a powerful critique of economic globalization and a celebration of the kaleidoscope of grassroots initiatives that together form a growing movement for change: away from corporate rule towards the true democracy that more local markets make possible.
Built around edited presentations made for Local Futures’ World Localization Day by prominent thinkers and activists from 6 continents, together with on-the-ground examples of localization in action, the film highlights some key issues:
- The disproportionate power and influence exerted by a handful of giant multinational corporations
- The role of governments in supporting globalization — through taxes, subsidies and regulations
- The madness of “redundant trade” that sees countries routinely importing and exporting identical quantities of identical products
- The crucial connection between localization and diversity
- The role localization can play in helping to rebuild community
- The political changes needed to move from here to there
- The “unstoppability” of localization
Contributors to Planet Local: A Quiet Revolution include: Vandana Shiva, Russell Brand, Noam Chomsky, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Naomi Klein, Jane Goodall, Iain McGilchrist, Gabor Maté, Brian Eno, Jeremy Lent, and many others.
Produced and created by: Helena Norberg-Hodge
Written and directed by: Helena Norberg-Hodge, Henry Coleman and John Page
Creative direction: Nara Peek-Silva
Running time: Approx. 50 minutes