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Asheville will host a screening of the documentary Fixing the Future at 7:30 p.m. on July 18 at the Carmike.
On July 18th local cooperatives and alternative economy advocates will join dozens of other communities across the country as part of a one-night-only event to promote local, sustainable economies. Featuring a screening of the documentary Fixing the Future, the event will take place at Carmike 10 at 7:30pm and will be followed by an exclusive onscreen discussion panel featuring:
· Bill McKibben: Author, environmentalist, Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College
· Majora Carter: Peabody Award winning broadcaster & Urban Revitalization Strategist
· Mike Brady: CEO, Greyston Bakery & social entrepreneur
· David Brancaccio: Host, NOW on PBS
The event kicks off Asheville’s participation in Fixing the Future Across America, a national campaign led by JumpStart Productions, Area23a and the media strategy organization Active Voice. Ownership Appalachia and the WNC Cooperative Alliance are two of more than 50 groups around the country participating in the campaign, using Fixing the Futureto encourage American communities to create resilient, local economies through innovative approaches to job creation. Fixing the Future Across America also links together a national network of business groups and community-based organizations working to improve their local economies.
In Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio (of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS) visits locations across America that are using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity, inspiring hope and renewal amidst economic collapse. These issues are particularly relevant to [name of city/town/community], where [provide some local stats on unemployment, local business #s, etc.].
ABOUT FIXING THE FUTURE
In Fixing the Future, host David Brancaccio (of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS) visits locations across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. By featuring communities using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity, Fixing the Future inspires hope and renewal in a people overwhelmed by an economic collapse. Fixing the Future was produced by JumpStart Productions.www.fixingthefuture.org
Category: Asheville film