— Transition Honesdale, a Wayne County based sustainability group, is hosting a series of film events to help inspire local residents to come together to create a better and more resilient future in the Upper Delaware region.
The films will be shown in Honesdale and in Beach Lake during January, February and March. There is no charge, and all are welcome.
The first film to be shown, “Transition 2.0,” is the sequel to the original Transition film, which launched a worldwide movement that has grown to 1,000 initiatives in 34 countries.
Transition 2.0 shows how people in many parts of the world have been galvanized into action at the local level, in response to the challenges of peak oil production and climate change.
The documentary includes visits to New Zealand and Japan, two countries implementing Transition in the wake of natural disasters.
The second film, which can be viewed in February, is “Fixing the Future,” and was produced by David Brancaccio, former host of the NOW program on PBS.
By taking viewers on a trip across America, the host shows how local economies can be restructured to strengthen local incomes, create jobs and promote sustainability.
The third movie in the series is a project of the International Society for Ecology and Culture, the award-winning film “The Economics of Happiness.”
The producers visited six continents to record the voices and stories of communities which are rebuilding themselves on a more human scale, enabling local business to survive and prosper.
There will be a discussion following each film, exploring the possibilities for Honesdale and the Upper Delaware region. The Beach Lake film showings are co-sponsored by the Eco-Justice Ministries team of the Beach Lake United Methodist Church.
In Honesdale, the films can be viewed the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., in the meeting room at the Chamber of Commerce building at 32 Commercial Street, a block west of Main Street. Parking near the upper level entrance.
• Thursday, Jan. 17, Transition 2.0
• Thursday, Feb. 21, Fixing The Future
• Thursday, March 21, The Economics of Happiness
In Beach Lake, showing are at the United Methodist Church, located at 7 Milanville Rd., at the corner of Rt. 652 & Milanville Rd., next to the Beach Lake Post Office and across from the Beach Lake Fire Hall. Showings are at 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month. Parking and entrance at the rear of the church.
• Wednesday, Jan. 30, Transition 2.0
• Wednesday, Feb. 27, Fixing The Future
• Wednesday, March 27, The Economics of Happiness
These films present stories of how communities in the United States, and around the world, are finding effective ways to revitalize and strengthen their communities and respond to uncertain times with creative solutions and optimism.
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