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The Sequel: What will follow our troubled civilization?

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The Sequel: What will follow our troubled civilization?

Time: February 10, 2020 from 5:45pm to 8pm
Location: Pickford Film Center
Street: 1318 Bay Street
City/Town: Bellingham
Website or Map: http://www.pickfordfilmcenter…
Event Type: film, and, discussion
Organized By: Michael Weaver
Latest Activity: Feb 3

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Community Film Screening: Pickford Film Center

Monday, February 10th, 5:45pm

 

One-hour film, followed by a discussion with producer/co-writer, Shaun Chamberlin (via Skype from the UK)

 

“The Sequel” explores the work of environmental economist David Fleming

(1940 – 2010) a visionary thinker and writer who played significant roles in the genesis of the UK Green Party, the Transition Towns movement, and the New Economics Foundation.

 

Opening with a powerful 'deep time' perspective, from the beginning of the Earth to our present moment, this film recognizes the fundamental unsustainability of today's society and dares to ask the big question: What will follow?

Around the world, fresh shoots are already emerging as people develop the skills, will and resources necessary to recapture the initiative and re-imagine civilization, often in the ruins of collapsed mainstream economies.

We encounter extraordinary projects and people from four continents, from renegade economist Kate Raworth, conservative philosopher Roger Scruton and Gaian ecologist Stephan Harding to localization revolutionary Helena Norberg-Hodge, inspirational practivist Rob Hopkins, eco-pioneer Jonathon Porritt and philanthropist/composer Peter Buffett. They are cultivating a resilience not reliant on the impossible promise of eternal economic growth; developing diverse, convivial, satisfying contexts for lives well lived.

All were inspired by the posthumously published lifework of the late David Fleming, "Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It", a work of rare depth that is rekindling optimism in the creativity and intelligence of humans to nurse our communities and ecology back to health.


Reduced ticket price of $5, with 100% of proceeds from the film going to Transition Whatcom. Tickets here:
http://www.pickfordfilmcenter.org/the-sequel/

Watch the trailer:
https://vimeo.com/293595857

Learn more about David Fleming and his books "Lean Logic" and "Surviving the Future" here:
https://www.flemingpolicycentre.org.uk/lean-logic-surviving-the-future/

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