Voices of Transition

An inspiring documentary about the pioneers of transition

A documentary 'action' film about love, life and localizing food production.

Starring the Transition Town movement, French Farmers and Cuban agriculture.

This encouraging documentary promotes great samples of how we can prepare farmland and cities around the globe responding a multiplicity of challenges such as climate change or the growing lack of natural resources like oil.

France's, Britain's and Cuba's best known protagonists of the social-ecological Transition speak up in this film. The Cuban Way may impress the most, as in the early 90's of last century the tropic island was hit by an economic crisis. The Cubans found ways of surviving without oil, turning need into passion, using people's talent and improvisation. Meanwhile this country has become world's pioneer in ecological urban farming.

This Film demonstrates ways of feeding the world using post-carbon methods and relocated agriculture practiced in France, England and Cuba. It explains how to revive our planet by interacting wisely with resources, building tree lines, diversifying food cultures and developing a community focussed mind-set. Local oil-independent structures are featured, battling climate change.

"Voices of Transition“ highlights a highly relevant and little documented subject and creates a strong reference to our basis of existence. The film is able to convey connections in an understandable way, demonstrates better ways how to deal with the subject and points out pioneers.

"Voices of Transition“ is sophisticated entertainment that stimulates the soul. The impact of humankind on the planet is well illustrated and solutions and new ways are shown. The film transfers knowledge, but does not state a lot of facts or adequate relativization.

In return "Voices of Transition“ touches emotionally, is able to inspire and transmits responsibility. The making of the film is nothing special with regard to dramaturgy, pictures or camera work.

Director(s): Nils Aguillar
Script: Nils Aguillar
Production: Milpa Films
Music: Elischa Kaminer
Actors: Vandana Shiva, Miguel Espinosa, Martin Crawford, Bernard Forey, Oswaldo Forey, Jacqui Hodgson, Sally Jenkins
Year: 2012
Duration: 66 min
Our age recommendation: 14
Language (audio): German, French, English, Spanish
Country of origin: Germany, France
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Main topic(s): Permaculture
Secondary topics: food forest postconsumptionism resiliance urban agriculture cooperation
Mentions: permaculture climate change ecology Cuba England agriculture industry
Topic Page(s): Permaculture


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