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Terry Sterrenberg & Laurie Simons

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After lengthy careers as counselors, we began making documentary films. We are passionate about using our filmmaking to explore social  issues and create new visions of human and economic evolution.

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Community Wealth:
A Cooperative Board Game

Documentary film 2020 (70 minutes)

What does it take to create an economy where people are more important than profits?

Documentary film 2016 (71 minutes)

Why does the U.S. continue to resist the national healthcare solution that other countries provide for their citizens?

Documentary film 2011 (65 minutes)
Narrated by Kiefer Sutherland

How did the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolve to be so completely different, when at one point they were essentially the same?

6 Part video series 2014
(Total run time 43 minutes)
Featuring the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model

How can schools & teachers reduce challenging behavior and teach kids the skills they need to function adaptively in the real world.?

Copyright Ross W. Greene PhD

Documentary short film 2015 (27 minutes)
Filmed on location at Captain Cook, Hawaii. Featuring Zac Hosler

Can a young father leave behind financial success flipping houses in California, and triumph over challenges that threaten to interrupt his dream of building a successful aquaponics farm in Hawaii?

Short educational film 2003 (12 minutes)

A positive, proactive approach to guiding
children’s behavior with no need for punishment or negative consequences.

By using The Discipline Wheel parents and child care providers can avoid power struggles and resolve those little conflicts that happen dozens of times each day.

Educational film 2004 (27 minutes)

This short film reveals the thoughts and attitudes of women and girls in a small Transylvanian village. Over recent years, this beautiful village has lost half its population as young people grow up and move away to cities due to lack of work.
Most of the villagers are Unitarians, and this film also shows how they have been impacted by visits from members of their American partner church near Seattle, Washington.


The Recipe For New Life

by Terry Sterrenberg Open heartsOpen handsA lot of GraceA little panicA lot of patienceSome impatienceAggressive softnessAggressive firmnessLots of noiseA moment of silenceConfusionClarityConfusionTime standing stillTime pushingLife moving, slipping, slidingA final squeezeA cry Al…le…lu…ya! Living in relationshipThe spark of love in any occurrence;the green tips of skinny branches preparing to leaf;the moment of potential before turning;Life coming …

Good Guys and Bad Guys

by Terry Sterrenberg (reference “The ideal subject of the totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists.” Hanah Arendt, “The Origins of Totalitarianism” (1951) I have been avoiding commenting on national news because the way people …

My Friday

by Terry Sterrenberg My Friday Strollering in the parkMuted rustling of red and YellowMake ready for fall Neighbors walking their dogsNodding, smiling, acknowledgingTheir way Graying clouds layering a stormOnly pretendWith a quiet rumble Making light A rogue leaf finds her lapIgniting her squeal of pleasure A gift from heaven

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