|A still from 'New Pioneers' |
The film show, starting at 7pm, will include two films. The first, called 'New Pioneers', is a new animation following the history of co-operation from Rochdale in 1844 to a global movement of more than 1 billion people. The second film is a feature-length documentary ‘The Take’ written by Naomi Klein (Author of international bestseller anti-globalisation book ‘No Logo’). It follows workers in a factory in Argentina who stage an occupation of the factory, and establish a workers co-operative, to force its re-opening after the factory owners went bankrupt.
|A still from The Take|
Richard Bickle said “From 24 Carrots in the Jewellery Quarter to the Bicycle Foundry in Stirchley, local co-operatives are offering a practical way forward for local people in challenging economic times. The strength of the co-operative model, as will be shown in the animation, is that it is people-centred and so ensures growth and prosperity is based on whats good for people, not just the bottom line”