Developed by TPFF with support from The co-operative
The Power of Us, a new film about co-operation, is fully developed and seeking production funding.
Co-operation is in our DNA – from the personal to the political, from the social to the economic. The fruits of this human endeavour is all around us to see – and not least in the global economy where co-ops have a turnover of $1.1 trillion, represent 800m members securing the livelihoods of 3bn people. (UK Co-operative Economy, Co-ops UK 2011)
It’s safe to say that the co-op movement as a whole – its principles, reach and success – is far from being as prominent or as widely appreciated as it deserves to be. The Power of Us intends to build on the success of the UN Year of Co-operation by delivering a film of quality and impact that will reach audiences, media and decision-makers around the world in order to raise the level of awareness and debate about co-operation. In other words, the power of ‘us’….
Our ambitions for the film
- have a tagible, positive, economic impact on the co-op economy
- draw a whole new generation to the co-operative vision and movement
- empower existing co-ops to use the film as a way to take their message to new members.