無聲變革 A Silent Transformation+[合作社,你都做得到]特輯選播cooperatives specials-you can do it

無聲變革 A Silent Transformation

創作:Simon Brothers, Luke Mistruzzi, Anton Smolski, Mark Preston|製作:Powerline Films|英文 (中英文通達字幕)| 加拿大/墨西哥 |70 分鐘 | 2017|彩色

Created by: Simon Brothers, Luke Mistruzzi, Anton Smolski, Mark Preston| production: Powerline Films| english (english and chinese subtitle) | canada/mexico|70 min | 2017|color


合作社運動是由面對政府的疏忽,經濟排斥和文化歧視,而承擔起集體福祉責任的人們建立的。 隨著現代經濟模式,連廣大人口滿足基本需求的尊嚴生活也被剝奪時,這種合作精神一如既往地尤關重要。 但是,多年來,合作社發展仍顯得孤立無援,人們對此知之甚少。
<無聲變革> 著手探索加拿安大略省不同社區的創新自助實踐,這些社區通過集體解決他們的需求,也助我們從基進的視角看「合作」。 這些社區都是經濟民主,全球團結和推動新社會變革運動的種子。
它會蓬勃地發展和成長嗎?

The co-operative movement was built by people who took on the responsibility for their collective wellbeing in the face of government neglect, economic exclusion and cultural discrimination. As the modern economy increasingly denies vast sectors of the population basic amenities for decent life, this co-operative spirit is as critical as ever. However, over the years the co-op sector has become insular and poorly understood.   A Silent Transformation sets out to explore the innovative self-help efforts of diverse communities across the Province of Ontario, which by addressing their needs collectively are helping to regain the radical vision of co-operation. In these communities are the seeds of economic democracy, global solidarity, and a new popular movement to transform society.    Will it grow and flourish?

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[合作社,你都做得到]特輯 選播 cooperatives specials-you can do it

《清潔合作社》“cleaning cooperative”

製作:香港婦女勞工協會及第五屆草根行動媒體工作者實習計劃|粵語(中英文字幕)| 香港 |8分鐘 | 2015 |彩色
production: hong kong women workers’ association and the 5th grassroots media worker internship program | cantonese ( chinese and english subtitle)| hong kong| 8min|2015|color

這一集由本地的環保姨姨清潔合作社姐姐們合力演出, 介紹美國的清潔合作社經驗與本港的清潔合作社, 對比一下, 了解更多。

大家時常把民主與民生分成兩種概念,但其實,政治與經濟相輔相成。民主就是個人可以較大範圍地掌握影響自己的決定,如此民主需要耐性、包容與協商,也需要勇敢面對衝突和意見分歧。

合作社體現的,是一種經濟民主的理念, 為了讓參與的工友得到尊嚴的工作, 做一個不只做生意,不只揾食, 關心他人, 能民主協商的理念。

This episode is performed by the sisters of “environmental friendly aunties cleaning cooperative”. It introduces the experience of cleaning cooperatives in the United States and the cleaning cooperative in Hong Kong. Compare it and learn more.

People often divide democracy and people’s livelihood into two concepts, but in fact, politics and economy complement each other. Democracy means that individuals can in a large extent be in control of the decisions that affect them. Such democracy requires patience, tolerance and negotiation, as well as the courage to face conflicts and differences of opinion.

The cooperative is the embodiment of the concept of economic democracy. In order to let the participating workers get dignified work, in the belief of not just to do a business and earn a living, but also to care for others, and be able to negotiate democratically.

《食品合作社》“food cooperative”

製作:香港婦女勞工協會及第五屆草根行動媒體工作者實習計劃|粵語(中英文字幕)| 香港 |12分鐘 | 2015 |彩色
production: hong kong women workers’ association and the 5th grassroots media worker internship program | cantonese ( chinese and english subtitle)| hong kong| 8min|2015|color

這一集由本地的女工同心合作社的社員們為我們 介紹美國的全麥烘培合作社,和她們自己所參與的合作社, 對比一下, 了解更多。1960和70年代是美國反抗運動的黃金時期,除了大量反戰、婦女解放、種族平權等等的大型示威和佔領運動之外,反抗者發展了強大的反文化,提出另類的生命觀,包括關心他人和大自然、藝術文化的表達與自我解放等等。雖然運動整體最後在各種複雜社會原因下瓦解,但有志於另類可能性的人仍不斷成立公社和合作社,以企探討把政治和經濟共冶一爐的民主生活。可惜,合作社要求大家堅持的人與人的磨合、了解、溝通以達民主管理,也需要盆生意令社員可維生。這個要求,可能與當時大家追求的個人主義式自由有點衝突,於是很多合作社不多久便倒閉。不過,仍有少數能堅持下去的種子,亦開啟了當代的美國合作社運動。全麥烘培合作社就是其中一間堅持得比較久的合作社,就讓女工同心合作社的社員為大家介紹吧!

大家時常把民主與民生分成兩種概念,但其實,政治與經濟相輔相成。民主就是個人可以較大範圍地掌握影響自己的決定,如此民主需要耐性、包容與協商,也需要勇敢面對衝突和意見分歧。

合作社體現的,是一種經濟民主的理念, 為了讓參與的工友得到尊嚴的工作, 做一個不只做生意,不只揾食, 關心他人, 能民主協商的理念。


In this episode, the members of the local “women co-operative store” introduced us “the whole wheat bakery cooperative” in the United States, and the cooperative that they participated in. Compare and learn more.
The 1960s and 1970s were the golden age of the American resistance movement. In addition to large-scale demonstrations and occupation movements such as anti-war, women’s liberation, and racial equality, the resisters developed a powerful counterculture and put forward an alternative view of life, including caring of others and the nature, the expression of art and culture and self-liberation, etc. Although the movement as a whole eventually collapsed due to various complex social reasons, people who were interested in alternative possibilities continued to establish communes and cooperatives to explore a democratic life that combined politics and economy.
The cooperative requires everyone to insist on the running-in, understanding, and communication between people in order to achieve democratic management. It also needs business to enable the members to survive. It is a pity that, this requirement might conflict with the individualistic freedom that everyone was pursuing at that time, so many cooperatives went bankrupt in a short time. However, there are still a few seeds that can persevere and have also started the contemporary American cooperative movement. The “whole wheat baking cooperative” is one of the cooperatives that has persisted for a long time. Let the members of “women co-operative store” introduce to you!

People often divide democracy and people’s livelihood into two concepts, but in fact, politics and economy complement each other. Democracy means that individuals can in a large extent be in control of the decisions that affect them. Such democracy requires patience, tolerance and negotiation, as well as the courage to face conflicts and differences of opinion.

The cooperative is the embodiment of the concept of economic democracy. In order to let the participating workers get dignified work, in the belief of not just to do a business and earn a living, but also to care for others, and be able to negotiate democratically.

日期 |date時間 |time地點 |venue
23/10/2020(五fri)晚上7:30pm炮台山長康街20號中天樓地鋪
G/F, jones mansion, 20 cheung hong street, fortress hill
15/11/2020(日sun)
[附手語傳譯]
[with hong kong sign language interpretation]
晚上7:00 p.m.基道堂(佐敦)
the church of christ in china keito church
佐敦道23-29號新寶廣場17字樓
17/f sino cheer plaza, 23-29 jordon road


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