Living the Change

Synopsis

Sometimes it can feel like the environmental, economic and social issues the world is currently facing are too big, too overwhelming, to be dealt with by individuals. Climate change, resource limits, economic downturn, social disconnection…Surely these issues can only be properly managed by our governments? LIVING THE CHANGE explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring stories of people pioneering change in their own lives and in their communities in order to live in a sustainable and regenerative way. Directors Jordan Osmond and Antoinette Wilson have brought together stories from their travels, along with interviews with experts able to explain how we come to be where we are today. From forest gardens to composting toilets, community supported agriculture to timebanking, LIVING THE CHANGE offers ways we can rethink our approach to how we live.

Awards : Cinematography Award & Social Impact Award - A Show for Change 2018

Director's statement

Each and every one of us has the power to create change. LIVING THE CHANGE sets out to inspire us to do just that. There are so many exciting and important ideas and initiatives out there, so much hope and inspiration. We want to generate discussion as widely and deeply as possible about how each of us views the future and our part in it.

Why we selected this film

A journey through the sublime landscapes of New Zealand in a film which overflows with energy to – finally? – give us the will to act and take part in this wonderful movement which aims to get the system to evolve. Through the initiatives of the protagonists, we realise that we can take part in changing the sad reality of a dying planet into something positive and virtuous. The morale of this film is simple: the solutions are endless, cheerful and accessible to all of us. So, let's work together, act together, working to be happy!