Feature film

Director of Photography: Jeff Sterrenberg (

This documentary film changes the conversation about community economies, and shows a way that we can move from inequality to an abundant life for everybody.

Why we are making THIS film

The current economic system is failing us with its runaway inequality and focus on profits instead of people. If we keep going in the direction we are headed, the future looks pretty bleak. While the primary focus is on for-profit development and “growing the economy”, most of us are trying harder and harder to make ends meet. This economy is not sustainable. Something has to change. The system has to change.

We all want to do something to make a difference, to make an impact.  Filmmaking is what we can do.  We want to create a vision of the future that is positive amidst all the divisiveness. We have been looking for a way to break free from the runaway problems facing us today – for us personally, and for our community, and for our nation, and for our planet.  Not by going “backwards” to the way things were in the good old days.  But by creating a new future, one that works for all of us, where each person experiences the joy of contributing their talents and efforts to improve the quality of life for one another. That idea has led us to making this film.

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
R. Buckminster Fuller