Below we have posted the full documentary of “A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity”, an inspiring new documentary produced by Jordan Osmond and Samuel Alexander. We encourage people to organise their own, non-profit screenings of this important new film in the hope of sparking a broader cultural conversation about the importance of voluntary simplicity, permaculture, and economic relocalisation in an age of limits.
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The film can also be purchased for download at Happen Films.
If you are inspired by the Wurruk’an project which forms the basis of this documentary, you can support this demonstration project here. Small donations of $5 a month will help develop and maintain this important project.
The trailer for the film and a short introduction are posted below:
The overlapping economic, environmental, and cultural crises of our times can seem overwhelming, can seem like challenges so great and urgent that they have no solutions. But rather than sticking our heads in the sand or falling into despair, we should respond with defiant positivity and try to turn the crises we face into opportunities for civilisational renewal.
During the year of 2015 a small community formed on an emerging ecovillage in Gippsland, Australia, and challenged themselves to explore a radically ‘simpler way’ of life based on material sufficiency, frugality, permaculture, alternative technology and local economy. This documentary by Jordan Osmond and Samuel Alexander tells the story of this community’s living experiment, in the hope of sparking a broader conversation about the challenges and opportunities of living in an age of limits.
The documentary also presents new and exclusive interviews with leading activists and educators in the world’s most promising social movements, including David Holmgren (permaculture), Helena Norberg-Hodge (localisation), Ted Trainer (the simpler way), Nicole Foss (energy and finance), Bill Metcalf (intentional communities) and Graham Turner (limits to growth).