Transition on the BBC

Well, here’s Transition on the BBC again – this time in the East Midlands.

It’s not on i-player this time, so the video is a series of stills rather than a movie. But the message is clear and simple, and hopefully it will still be available on the web in more than a week’s time.

The film was made at the time of the Transition Cities conference in Nottingham. It talks about Transition, peak oil, the 1970s, “The Good Life“, transport and growing our own food — community allotments and community orchards — as well as councils and “eco-realists”.

The whole message is very up beat, and the film also has a rather fabulous set of tunes as the backing track. I think my favourite is the opening sequence: R.E.M. singing “It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine.”

Then the interviewer asks, “Can we look forward to the future?” and someone answers “Yes, very much so!”

“Massive, massive opportunity here and we just have to see it.” Watch and enjoy.

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