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You can now purchase and/or rent DVD copies of SHIFT CHANGE online from our distributor, Bullfrog Films.
The 68 minute film is captioned, and Extras include Case Studies of Cooperative Businesses.
One of the barriers to fostering cooperative values and businesses in North America is the lack of awareness of the benefits that well organized cooperatives with good business practices can offer to workers and communities. Educating the public to the cooperative approach to business is an important contribution which SHIFT CHANGE can make.”Ted Howard
The North American worker cooperatives and the Mondragón cooperatives in SHIFT CHANGE tell a compelling story of real possibilities at a time when many think there are no solutions to this current difficult economic situation.Paul Hazen
SHIFT CHANGE brings you behind the scenes at some of the most exciting cooperative successes in Europe and the United States. This is a movement that’s creating jobs, strengthening communities, and showing that another economy is possible. It’s a movement that’s taking off — and SHIFT CHANGE is the way to understand what’s happening.Sarah Van Gelder, YES! Magazine
The purpose of SHIFT CHANGE is to encourage the development of work cooperatives in North America as one solution to our severe economic problems as well as a means for a regional economy to compete successfully in the global economy. We at the CMRC will use the documentary in many ways.Dan Swinney
This is a very important film on a very important topic that is almost completely neglected by business schools. As our current economic structures veer ever closer to collapse, the cooperative alternative has become more and more attractive. Seeing the sophistication of these businesses and listening to these co-op member/owners talk about their work is totally inspiring. Another world IS possible – and it looks like this!Jill Bamburg, Bainbridge Graduate Institute
Place-based cooperative ownership is a vital dimension of the diverse, regenerative economy emerging right under our noses. Smell the roses!John FullertonPresidentCapital Institute
The U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives strongly supports SHIFT CHANGE. This film on worker cooperatives is a thorough, well-researched and inspiring work.Melissa Hoover