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International Year of Cooperatives 2012

International Year of Cooperatives 2012

August 12, 20111 Comment

“The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, highlighting the contribution of cooperatives to socio-economic development, in particular recognizing their impact on poverty reduction, employment generation and social integration.”  More on the International Year of Cooperatives > The U.S. Senate is on record recognizing 2012 as International Year of [...]

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Our First Visit to Basque Country

Our First Visit to Basque Country

June 15, 20110 Comments

We recently returned from a research trip to the beautiful Basque Country in northern Spain where the Mondragon Corporation has its roots. While we won’t actually begin filming at the Mondragon factories until this fall, we had a wonderful time touring the area, making connections, and further honing our vision of the kinds of stories [...]

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Bay Area Coops Thriving

Bay Area Coops Thriving

June 7, 20110 Comments

On our first filming trip for Shift Change, the production team set out for the San Francisco Bay Area in May. Early one morning, 5:30 a.m. and barely awake, we arrived at one of the newest bakeries of the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives, on Valencia Street in the Mission. An enthusiastic, young crew was deeply [...]

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