Citizen Action Monitor

Transition Movement – “A story of hope.”

No 403 Posted by fw, February 5, 2012

The documentary film, In Transition 2.0, will be released at the end of March. On February 2, preview screenings were watched simultaneously at locations featured in the film: a fire station in Moss Side, Manchester; a community centre in Lyttelton, New Zealand, in one of only a few buildings to survive the earthquake; a Hindu temple in Tooting, London; a ‘Cinema Paradiso’ in a rural Indian village; and in a village hall in Japan.

“In Transition 2.0 is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food everywhere, localising their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism. In a world that is awash with gloom, here is a story of hope, ingenuity and the power of growing vegetables in unexpected places”. For more information about the film, click here.

A website dedicated to the film goes live in the next few days where you will be able to pre-order copies of the DVD. As well, there will be a blog with feedback from audiences, including videos/audio responses.

Initial responses to the film have been glowing. If you haven’t seen it, you can view the 3:00-minute trailer here —

In Transition 2.0 Trailer, uploaded by TransitionTowns on Jan 5, 2012

For those less familiar with the Transition Movement, watch this 8-minute video of transitioners – including Transition co-founder Rob Hopkins — talking personally about what Transition means to them. It’s a great promotional advertisement.

Transition Town: What’s it all about? uploaded by appleandeye on Jan 12, 2010


1. In the run-up to the previews, Rob Hopkins asked 5 quick questions to the 4 key people involved in making the film:

2. ‘Turn the Lights Out’ and you could be in a music video! A song specially written by Rebecca Mayes, who wrote all the music for the film, wants clips of YOU turning out the lights for the video of the song. Any lights. It can be creative/unusual ways of turning lights out, or just plain looking into camera and turning lights out. You can do it alone or with your Transition community (preferably both!) Five second clips maximum.
Send them before February 19th.

3. Introducing The Transition Companion widget. Here’s a great Transition Companion widget created by Green Books, which offers an immersion into the book, complete with audio bits and all sorts. It’s easily embeddable, so if you want to include it on your blog or website, that would be wonderful. Click on it and it blows up into a flip-through selection from the book.

4. Transition Network, where you can find out everything you need to know about the Transition Movement

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