First tasters from the film!  And international events this month for David Fleming.
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Encountering Another Being
One of the (wonderful!) taster videos from the forthcoming David Fleming film.  These clips have now attracted over 2.5m views on Facebook!
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First tasters from the film, and this month's international anniversary events

Anniversary events: 29th Nov - 1st Dec

On the 29th it will be seven years since David Fleming's death, and these public events will honour and explore his legacy:

Weds 29th Nov 2017
Online webinar

Shaun Chamberlin and Helena Norberg-Hodge discuss Fleming's legacy.  Free, but filling up fast.

Thurs 30th Nov 2017
Gaia Foundation, London, UK

Shaun will host a special evening at the beautiful Burgh Hourse (above), where Fleming was well-known.

Fri 1st Dec 2017
Sterling College, Vermont, US

A prestigious symposium on Fleming's influence, with speakers including Peter Buffett and Chuck Collins.

As mentioned in the previous update, I remotely led a workshop at the first national gathering of the U.S. Transition movement (full footage here), where attendees were gifted a copy of Surviving the Future

The readers' images in this mailout were among those sent by way of thank you from recipients.
'In a California garden, looking at the chapter on "Carnival".'

Film update

As you can see from the two tasters at the top and bottom of this email, BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award winning director Peter Armstrong has been doing some exceptional early work on the film.

He has now completed the first round of filming and retreated to his studio to work on the footage, take stock, and plan for the next phase towards the final film. 

Peter is seeking to work in true Fleming-fashion, integrating insights and input from as many as possible, especially those who know Fleming's work well. 

To contribute, or to see the popular tasters (#1 is amazing!), head to:


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The official page for the books has at-a-glance summaries of all the reviews to date, videos from the launch events (and of David Fleming), links to the best places to buy the books and much more.
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"Forward movement is not helpful if what is needed is a change of direction.

~  David Fleming, Lean Logic

"David Fleming was a walking encyclopedia of ecological knowledge and wisdom. His brilliance, good humour, and deep insight were legendary and unforgettable.

His writing, too, was of the highest calibre—witty, entertaining, profound, informative, and transformative. These books of his give us the opportunity to savour the great treasure that was his mind.

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~ Dr. Stephan Harding, resident ecologist, Schumacher College; author of Animate Earth
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Here's the second of the five tasters released so far for the film, which is provisionally titled The Seed Beneath the Snow

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Fleming's underlying vision of a future founded in a reclaimed richness of community, culture, and conversation is both heartening and timely.
~ Helena Norberg-Hodge, author of Ancient Futures; director of The Economics of Happiness
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