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Film Screening
Session 2: Saturday, June 2nd: 12:00 - 1:50pm
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The co-operative movement was built by people who took on the responsibility for their collective wellbeing in the face of government neglect, economic exclusion and cultural discrimination. As the modern economy increasingly denies vast sectors of the population basic amenities for decent life, this co-operative spirit is as critical as ever. However, over the years the co-op sector has become insular and poorly understood. A Silent Transformation sets out to explore the innovative self-help efforts of diverse communities across the Province of Ontario, which by addressing their needs collectively are helping to regain the radical vision of co-operation. In these communities are the seeds of economic democracy, global solidarity, and a new popular movement to transform society!


Simon is an artist/film-maker having worked in documentary, drama, and video installation. His work has been broadcast, and screened at festivals worldwide. Much of his documentary work has been focussed on social and current issues around food, business, ethics, wildlife, and the environment...

Anton Smolski is a film producer, director, CG animator and an essayist who writes widely on subjects ranging from history and religion to political economy and social justice. When he was active in the Occupy protests of 2011 he became interested in the co-operative model as a possible...

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Luke is an animator and filmmaker from southern Ontario, Canada. He grew up working in a family run retail toy store in Stratford, Ontario. This experience naturally informed him of the importance locally based business holds to the integrity of a thriving and diverse community.