COMMUNITIES OF HOPE is a film born from a quest to discover a regenerative culture.
It is an invitation to discover a new way of life. A way of life measured by the rhythms of nature, the depth of human connection, the vast horizon of human potential. It’s the way of life in ecovillages; the intentional communities that Diego and Lou of The Great Relation Films have spent the last two years documenting.
Filmed largely at the European Ecovillage Network’s annual European Ecovillage Gathering, and drawing on two years of travel and exploration in communities in Europe, the film takes us on a journey around the mandala of regeneration: how ecovillages relate to the social, economic, ecological and cultural dimensions of sustainability. It offers pathways towards a new way of seeing the world, and a new way of living together.
The filmmakers and GEN Europe wish to extend a special thanks to all those who participated, and especially to Damanhur, Amalurra and Tamera for providing footage for use in the documentary.
While the documentary suffers a bit from too much “feel good Americana” it does an amazing job covering a huge topic.