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Helena Norberg-Hodge in Ladakh. Image: contributed

‘Planet Local’ film night at Foresthaven, Maclean

Internationally renowned leader of the ‘localisation’ movement, Helena Norberg-Hodge, will visit the Clarence Valley next week to support a special community screening of her film: ‘Planet Local – A Quiet Revolution’. 

Jagera Ecovillage and Friends of Foresthaven are honoured to host this inspiring evening in Maclean (at the end of Hoschkes lane) from 7:30pm on Thursday March 2, which will include a film screening, Q&A and tea and cake ($5 donation). Numbers are limited, so be sure to book your place on Humanitix/ planet-local-film-screening-with-special-guest-helena-norberg-hodge

‘Planet Local – A Quiet Revolution’ showcases a myriad of diverse initiatives demonstrating a new path forward for humanity towards healthy communities grounded in strong local communities. Featuring activists from every continent alongside figures like Russell Brand, Noam Chomsky, Vandana Shiva, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Naomi Klein, Jane Goodall and Gabor Maté; the film exposes the devastating impacts of the current global economic system and provides a timely and compelling call to action. 

“To embark on a systemic path of localisation, we need to redirect economic support to favour the local over the global, instead of the other way around,” explains Helena Norberg-Hodge “If we can bring about policy shifts, we will see healing, regeneration and transformation more quickly than most of us dare to imagine.”

According to event organiser, Anja Light, this is ‘the movement we’ve been waiting for’ that joins the dots in the myriad of global crises and offers a vision of a profound systemic shift we can all be part of. 

‘The local movement is already a big part of the Clarence Valley – with the highly successful farmers markets, burgeoning community gardens, growing support for local business – all part of a movement to ‘bring the economy home. We hope this event will bring many more people together and supercharge the positive shift we are all longing for!’ 

Contact: Anja Light on 0458 959 551

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About the author

Helena Norberg-Hodge

Linguist, author and filmmaker, Helena Norberg-Hodge is the founder and director of the international non-profit organisation, Local Futures, a pioneer of the new economy movement, and the convenor of World Localization Day. She is the author of several books, including ‘Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh’, an eye-opening tale of tradition and change in Ladakh, or “Little Tibet”. Together with a film of the same title, Ancient Futures has been translated into more than 40 languages and sold half a million copies.