Connected - Be an Agent of Change

Global Documentary
Thursday, 7th November 2013

Less than 1% of the world's income could eradicate all poverty! This is one example from Global Documentary in their new film Connected, which shows how we can take action now for a better future for ourselves and the planet.

Connected is a new film from Global Documentary, exploring the action we can all take for us all to live in a happier and better world.  

The film Connected was brought about by a strong belief that in order to create a better future, it is necessary for each and every one of us to help create it. It is also based on a belief in the power of people, both individually and collectively, to bring about change. 

The problems have been clearly discussed, what is needed now is action. The film hopes to contribute towards making action possible by discussing real solutions to problems and talking to people who are already working toward positive change, to inspire and empower everyone to do the same.

Connected began as a journey embarked on by Paul and Kate Maple who spent a year travelling with their family across Eastern and Central Europe. They talked to people there about their concerns and solutions for a future that is not only fair, but also sustainable.

What became clear was that many people were united in their concerns about governments, the environment, poverty and economics - many agreed that change needs to happen, and it needs to happen now.

But how do we make change happen? Connected explores this by looking to discuss solutions, rather than problems and asks people already engaged in change, how to make a difference.

Connected taps into an age-old realisation that all things are linked, whether they are issues of money, politics, climate or power, and that we as individuals are linked too, as we always have been. With today’s technology, that connection is ever more apparent.Importantly, Connected shows us that if we are able to understand the value our own personal power and the urgent necessity to use it, then the possibilities for change are endless.

The thought-provoking and challenging documentary will be premiered on Friday 8th November at Southampton Solent University including an exclusive Q&A session with filmmakers, Kate and Paul.

For those who live further a field, Connected will be available online from 8pm onwards on Friday 8th November.

Visit www.globaldocumentary.org to find out more from Global Documentary and watch the trailer and find the online film.

To attend the premier screening visit Global Documentary Facebook

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