Here is Tomorrow
The cooperative movement’s first sound motion picture, Here is Tomorrow was released for distribution on January 1, 1942. It was produced by Documentary Film Productions, Inc., under the direction of Herbert Kerkow and Willard Van Dyke, for The Cooperative League of the U. S. A.
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Suzette Snow-Cobb, Co-General Manager
For years we hadn’t given as much attention to education about cooperatives as we should. As a result, the long-term consequences to our co-op and the cooperative economy is misinformation and confusion about just what co-ops are and their importance in our economy. I’m sure we’re not the only co-op that’s done this. It’s not uncommon for people to think there’s little difference between co-ops and privately-owned natural foods stores. If we expect this to change, we need to put more resources toward our Fifth Principle: Continue reading “Franklin Community Co-op”
John Bryant, Marketing Manager
Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op has invested $3,500 in this project, following the funding plan, because it supports our Ends which says our store “exists to create a vibrant, local and sustainable cooperative community.” We plan to use this important documentary to tell the cooperative story – our story – in hopes to inspire future generations of shoppers, owners and employees to carry on the legacy of the cooperative model.
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Dan Gillotte, General Manager
Wheatsville Food Co-op believes that the cooperative business model is a most awesome model and we think more people need to know about it. That’s why we’ve contributed $5,000 to Food for Change in line with the project’s funding plan.
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Lindy Bannister, General Manager
We’re investing in Food For Change because it tells the inspiring story of co-ops in the United States at a time when our cooperative ideas are as important as ever. This project has the right ingredients for success: a compelling story, a skilled production team, and a ready-made audience–all of us who work and shop at co-ops.
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Carol Spurling, Outreach Coordinator
We are investing in Food For Change because it is the documentary we’ve been waiting for ever since we launched our monthly Good Food Film Series almost two years ago. At our Co-op, we have seen first-hand the power of film to educate, motivate and inspire. Films like Fresh, Dirt!, My Father’s Garden, and What’s On Your Plate? create palpable energy in theatre audiences. After seeing the trailer for Food for Change, I know that the film will be a great experience for our community, helping us understand our Co-op’s place in the world and reinforcing our members’ loyalty and sense of connection to the cooperative movement.
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Chris Maher, General Manager
BriarPatch is supporting the Food for Change film with a donation of $5000, to be paid in two years. As one of very few cooperatives in our region, it is a challenge to communicate what co-ops are all about. People in our community, especially younger people, are unfamiliar with the concept and history. As natural and organic foods become increasingly popular and large grocery chains carry more of them, communicating the value of our food co-ops is increasingly important.
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Sharon Murphy, General Manager
We initially chose to invest $1,000 in the co-op documentary Food For Change as it reflects our Board ENDS Statement “… to create a healthy community including, but not limited to, a healthy regional food system.” However, we recently increased that commitment to a total of $5,000 invested over two years as we will also use the film for our staff classes and public presentations on co-op history.We have a new independent and very comfy local theater, the Zinema. Our first effort at sponsoring a couple films for the public on food issues was well received, and we look forward to hosting Food for Change.
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Dave Finet, General Manager
We’re contributing $1500 in support of the Food for Change documentary based on the suggestion in the funding plan and because we understand the importance of getting the story of the history of co-ops out so that people will realize how powerful a tool economic cooperation can be in times like these.
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Allie Mentzer, Marketing Manager
It is our hope that Steve Alves’ beautifully crafted film will generate new enthusiasm for the cooperative model. We will be contributing $6,000 over the next two years to the completion of the film. As Food for Change will reveal, co-ops are at their strongest during economically or environmentally unsettled times like these. Now is a crucial time to share the co-operative model broadly, so that together we can nourish our families and reinvigorate our local economies. Co-operators are problem solvers. Food for Change will remind us all of that simple, glorious fact. Many thanks to Steve Alves, his production team and Franklin Community Co-op for telling our story. We’ll be contributing as much cash as we can. If you’d like to do the same, please invest now.
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