Thompson Rivers University

Films for Change: A New Economy

  Posted on: January 11, 2019

We would like to invite you to our first Films for Change event of 2019. In partnership with Transition Kamloops we will showing the documentary film, A New Economy.

Where: TRU Clocktower Alumni Theatre

When: Wednesday, January, 30 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Admission and popcorn is by donation. Following the film there will be a panel discussion with local economic experts. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and showtime is 7 p.m.

Learn more about the film and watch the trailer here.

If you are interested in attending this event you can join the conversation on our Facebook event page here.

Movie synopsis

The film follows seven interwoven stories of organizations moving towards a more co-operative,
revolutionary, people-friendly future.

A co-operative brewery started by a group of beer-drinking friends in London, ON; a laser physicist
developing open-source heart-saving technology in Montreal, QB; and a social enterprising farmer in Vancouver, BC, all demonstrate how businesses can blend economic and social needs of a
functioning new economy, with co-operative values and principles at its base.

A little bit about our sponsor: Transition Kamloops is a group focused on increasing local resilience and self-sufficiency in food, water, energy, culture and wellness. It emphasizes a local economy, healthy ecosystems and grassroots community building, while reducing dependence on fossil fuels. The group believes in a better way: a community that sustains life in all its diversity, strives for equality and justice and invests in the future.