I wanted you all to know that there is a new film available about the successes and challenges of worker owned cooperatives in Barlovento, Venezuela. It is produced by theResearch Institute in .
I watched it yesterday evening and plan to screen the film in the New York area. It is 24 minutes long. You can purchase the dvd at http://www.innerson g.com/products/ video/AnotherLif e.htm
“Another Life is Possible
Cooperatives in Barlovento, ”
Film screening at WESPAC Foundation
April 22, 2008 at 7pm
Pleasantville, NY 10570
By the Prout Research Institute of
is undergoing a transformation within its workplace. With approximately 50,000 cooperatives in operation—the highest number of any country in the hemisphere—will this economic democracy prove to be a model for development throughout the region? More than 40 cooperatives were surveyed in the impoverished rural district of Barlovento to see just how cooperatives are transforming people’s lives. Workers from a variety of different sectors including farming, fishing, hotel, restaurant, electrical and sewing co-ops tell in their own words the stories of their problems, struggles and successes.
24 minutes, NTSC, with English subtitles.
BONUS FEATURE: “Economics of Prout: Economic Democracy in Practice” is an introduction to the Progressive Utilization Theory or PROUT, a socio-economic alternative to capitalism and communism. Includes interviews with Sohail Inayatullah and Johan Galtung. 30 min.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information call or e-mail [email protected] org .