Last week Dreamriver Press supported Ecovillage Movement NYC‘s screening of “A New We.” About 100 people showed up for the screening, demonstrating the strong interest in new sustainable models of living. The event was hosted by the Brecht Forum in NYC.
In “A New We” Austrian filmmaker Stefan Wolf traveled through Europe to explore 10 well established eco-communities. As stated on the film’s website, www.newwe.info, the lives shown in the documentary are more motivated by imagination, vision, respect and cooperation than by economic forces and social expectations. In the 10 communities the creative solutions to many social, environmental and economic challenges exemplify the nearly infinite capacity of humans for self-development through living in community.
Before the film, a short introductory presentation was be made by Jonah ‘Cecil’ Scheib, who is a founder of Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage, has lived in 5 different intentional communities and is the current Director of Energy and Sustainability at New York University. Cecil stayed on after the screening and answered many questions from the audience.
One of the sponsors of the evening was the Fellowship for Intentional Community, which also distributes a fascinating documentary on intentional communities in the United States. The film is called “Visions of Utopia.” For more info visit www.ic.org