About the film

A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is a free feature-length documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens, practice simple living, and discover the challenges of living in community.

The film documents the communities learning process as well as exploring the global issues we’re facing through interviews with some of today’s most interesting speakers on the subjects, including permaculture co-originator David Holmgren, filmmaker and activist Helena Norberg-Hodge, climate change activist David Spratt and many more.

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Like all of our films, we want this documentary to reach as many people as possible, which is why we’ve released it online for free. If you would like to download a copy of the film in Full HD 1080p or SD 480p, you can do so below by entering an amount of your choice. This way, those of you who can afford to support our work help us to continue making films available to everyone, without restricting viewing to those who can’t afford to pay.

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Screening the film
We love the idea of people holding screenings of our film all over the world to bring their communities together to discuss the issues and solutions discussed in the film.

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