Tipping Point North South (TPNS) is a co-operative that supports and initiates creative, campaign-driven projects that advance the global social justice agenda. It is a ‘for the benefit of community’ co-operative, set up to work in the film and creative industries as well as within the not-for-profit sector ie with colleagues and partners in the international NGO campaign community. Its primary interests are to serve ‘community’ at all levels – from local to national to international – through these two key routes and with a particular focus on global social, economic and environmental justice issues.
It trades as Tipping Point Film Fund (TPFF) which works with/supports film-makers to maximise impact through campaigns that run alongside their feature-length documentary films. As it has evolved, TPNS has also developed its own stand-alone campaigns: The Five Percent Campaign – focused on cutting global military spending; Make Apartheid History (Palestine) and From Pink to Prevention (environmental and occupational links to breast cancer).
Finally, TPNS works in partnership with a number of others organisations on a range of issue based projects/events – usually with film as a component, but not always. It also has a consultancy arm offering advice on film/development/education/events programming.
Tipping Point North South received vital support over three years from The co-operative, through its sponsorship of Tipping Point Film Fund.
For more information about feature-length documentaries supported by us, please visit Tipping Point Film Fund’s website.
In addition to the development and/or support of outreach campaigns to run alongside cinema documentaries through TPFF, Tipping Point North South also initiates stand-alone issue-based campaigns.
In October 2017 we held our first Attlee Nation event – Attlee Remembered marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Clement Attlee.
In January 2018 we launched our #MLKGlobal project, advocating a renewed effort to promote Dr. King’s call for an end to economic exploitation, racism and militarism
We can offer in-house expertise in film programming, collaborative events, social change campaigning, where film is the key tool to understanding more deeply the big issues of our day, in particular the relationships between the developed, rich world and the developing world – the global south.