We are excited to announce that Films For Action is planting roots in Kathmandu, Nepal. The Clean up Nepal team is kick-starting the local chapter. For those that are new to Films For Action, we are a local and international organization dedicated to providing you with the information and perspectives essential to creating a more just, sustainable, and democratic society. Along these lines we are many things.
We are community film screening organizers. We are an alternative news center. We are a problem/solutions learning library. We are a city-wide activist hub. We are a solutions and actions incubator and instigator. Perhaps most importantly of all, we are a megaphone to amplify the voices of all the movements working to change the world. Together, all of these efforts tie into our mission to create the media infrastructure necessary to radically accelerate all of our efforts to transition to a sustainable world.
Our Kathmandu chapter aims to serve this mission at the local level. We believe an informed, well connected, and engaged local community is the first step to creating a just and sustainable society.
To achieve this end, our website includes:
Our chapter hopes to achieve several goals:
We believe we have a historic opportunity to develop the foresight and vision necessary to make Kathmandu a sustainable, just and thriving ecological city. We believe that the leadership for this movement will come from the bottom up, and that the solutions necessary to make this happen already exist. Whether here in Kathmandu, Curitba, Brazil or in Samso, Sweden - solutions already exist. They are in development all over the world, by millions of people and thousands of organizations.
Indeed, we are a movement millions strong, but this movement has no name, no "ism" to tie us all together. There is no single manifesto that articulates our vision in a single language. In its place we have a thousand different ways of articulating this vision, spoken in the words of every language. However, the vision we share of a better future is common. We just need to connect the dots.
Independent media like Films For Action is not the solution itself. It is the means to help realize this vision in tangible form - here in our own city, in our own particular place. It is the compass, the binoculars, the hiking shoes, and the walking stick that will help us get there.
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