"Architects of Change" or how to be the voice for small causes to serve a large one.
Last week we met Muriel, founder LatoSensu: a production company committed to promote sustainable development. The program: the very rich documentary series Architects Of Change, which promotes local economic development initiatives throughout the world. At a rate of 3 meetings with independent entrepreneurs per episode, Architects Of Change addresses 10 issues of the current debate on sustainable development and solidarity: for instance, let’s quote Philanthropy and capitalism, the impossible marriage?, Innovation is imitation, or Eco-housing, designed to last.
We had already talked about productions like Home, Le Printemps des Bonzaïs, and « 8 ».
Indeed, in collaboration with Laurence and her blog Sustainable Development within Danone, called Les Pieds Sur Terre, we participated in the screening of these films. Movies help more and more to highlight social and environmental issues: we want to continue the discussion after the sessions. Led by experts, Les Pieds Sur Terre gives new perspectives to Danone’s actions to reduce its environmental impact, and opens a dialogue with as many around sustainable development.
In the same vein, LatoSensu offers a beautiful world tour of social entrepreneurship. But it is also a deep thought about the process of change that has been pending for our societies. Indeed, the aim of LatoSensu is to go beyond discussions of intent and to show us concrete achievements, ‘away from the surrounding catastrophism’ and entrepreneurs ‘only armed with their own common sense.’
Given the proximity of our approaches, we can only wish them good luck and wait to see them soon on our small screens (Ushaïa broadcast TV in France). You may visit the official website. Here is the French teaser. We would also continue to plan screenings at our offices opened to all and followed by a debate: any ideas?
I liked this passage in the credits: "We are all on the Titanic, although some travel first class", Susan George (founder of ATTAC). A good occasion to share another quote that I love: "I wish to do something Great and Wonderful, but I must start by doing the little things like they were Great and Wonderful" Albert Einstein;)