2017 | 70 min | CANADA
Co-Created by Simon Brothers, Luke Mistruzzi, Anton Smolski and Mark Preston 

Australian Premiere
Presented by

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with special guests:

  • Paul Flatau, Director of the Centre for Social Impact at UWA

  • Andrea Biondo from Galactic Co-Operative

  • Peter Wells from Co-Operatives WA

  • Hosted by Tom Kooy

A Silent Transformation is a film about the transformative power of the co-operative model.
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?

A Silent Transformation is A Powerline Films Production in Collaboration with Tonic Productions in Association with the Atkinson Foundation, Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada and Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada.