This documentary tells the stories of three individuals who have taken it upon themselves to try to change the world for the better, using different tactics born out of their personal life experiences.
First we meet Tom Garrett, Founder of The Oomun Group, a group that occupies derelict buildings in London, transforming them into community hubs that provide free services for all.
Next we meet Tania Charman, a life long activist that took the opportunity to run as Labour councillor in one of the most deprived areas in the country. Now, she is Director of The Heart of Hastings Community Land Trust, an organisation which seeks to buy local properties and plots of land communally in order to transform them into sustainable and affordable housing for locals.
Finally we meet Geoff Dann, a forager and mushroom expert with a forthcoming book. Currently, he is working with Transition Town Hastings, his local branch of Transition Network, to create a community garden at St Leonard's Warrior Square train station.
The film was made to highlight the fact that there is no single solution to the multitude of problems we face globally. The power is in the individual to identify the crises we as a planet are confronted with, and to work in collaboration with other like-minded people to try to come up with ideas to combat them.
It was produced, filmed, and edited by Sadie Scarlett Smith for her undergraduate degree, with filming help from Emmett Ives. All music featured was produced by Sadie (Detrivore), including a remix of a song by permaculture patriots Formidable Vegetable Sound System.
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