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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 community’s 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.

This was our very first film, and we both lived on the property as part of the community for the entire year of the project. An inspiring and life-changing year!

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While A Simpler Way is available to watch for free, by purchasing a copy you’ll receive a high-definition 1080p digital download that you can save to your computer and watch anytime without an internet connection. You can also use the file to watch on another device like a TV or smartphone, or share the film with a friend. You might even like to hold a public screening for your community!