A New Economy
2016 | 85 min | CANADA
Directed by Trevor Meier  

Presented in partnership with Moral Fairground and Darebin City Council as part of the Victorian Fairtrade Festival 

$21 concession/MFG member
$27 for adults 

Light refreshments, coffee and tea provided

The film will be followed by a chat with Cameron Neil– Founder of Ethical FieldsSerenity Hill – Open Food Network and Mirjam Groten – Fairtrade ANZ. Guest Appearance by Paul Hellier of Fair Food Forager.


An enlightening overview of the transformational powers of new business models to build an economy that benefits both people and planet.

By looking away from immediate profits, the businesses featured in this documentary welcome a new business model where humanity matters above all. These businesses prove it is possible to use new and innovative methods of co-operation and collaboration to positively influence society ­– all while creating better, more meaningful lives for business owners.

The film showcases a range of businesses, including a small craft-brew co-op, a peer-to-peer open hardware lab, and an urban agriculture social enterprise, and explores how life-changing businesses can be created without huge amounts of capital or support from wealthy sponsors.

A New Economy presents a fresh alternative to business as we know it by demonstrating how a grassroots movement of new enterprises can tackle complex social and environmental challenges.

Directed by Trevor Meier and featuring Gar Alperovitz, Richard Sennett, John Fullerton, Jessi Kate Schlinger (Red Victorian), Tiberius Brastaviceanu (Sensorica) Michael Ableman (Sole Food Street Farms), Sabina Ali (Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee), Ben Knight (Loomio), and the dynamic Canadian Borealis String Quartet. 




Cameron Neil - Founder Ethical Fields

Cameron Neil - Founder Ethical Fields

Cameron is applying his twenty years of experience working for a more equitable and sustainable world to serving various impact-focused and purpose-led businesses in the areas of business strategy, organisational design, and investment for growth. He has also founded two new impact-focused initiatives that build the new economy, including Ethical Fields.

Ethical Fields is an initiative to catalyse thinking and projects that put primary producers, communities and the environment first in the rapidly developing field of digital technology.‎ Cooperatives and community owned enterprises are key social technologies for Ethical Fields work.