Transition Films

Positive films

The Powerdown show
Free for Transition towns to show, no licence needed.

The Power of Community - How Cuba Survived Peak Oil (available to borrow)
Whenever we ask them, they are happy for us to show this without needing a special licence.

In Transition (available to borrow)
No licence needed when shown as part of Transition Cambridge

A Convenient Truth
A story of hope from Curitiba, Brazil. An important film about a marvellous city and its people called Curitiba where the problems of poverty, seasonal flooding, waste, transport and slums have been solved with little money but much political will and many ground breaking ideas. Expensive to buy the licence to show it.

No Impact Man\\ Recently released but not available for general just now (need to check this with the film makers).

The Turning Point (just released)
More info about this film here: - available to borrow, need to check licencing.

Garbage warrior
About alternative ways of building, featuring Earthships. Tom Lord writes: "It's basically about an American architect's work to use discarded materials such as cans, bottles and tyres to build amazing self-sustaining homes called Earthships, which are off-grid with no link to the local power, water, gas or sewage supplies, and no proper roads - at first in New Mexico where he lives, and after coming to blows with the local legislature, using his skills to help victims of natural disasters in the Andaman Islands and Mexico. The key themes are planning for peak oil and climate change, and releasing human ingenuity to plan for the future. The film was nominated for best british documentary in the 2007 british film awards, and the 2007 kyoto planet climate for change awards. There's a website about the film at

Hard-hitting films

The Age of Stupid
Quite expensive to buy the licence (about 100).

The 11th Hour
Produced and presented by Leonardo DiCaprio, The Eleventh Hour is a powerful and inspiring environmental documentary, motivating audiences to take personal action against global warming and informing them about practical ways of doing so.

Other films (not sure yet which category!)

The Future of Food
An excellent wake up call to remind us why we are striving for a sustainable future and why our choices as consumers are so important.

The End of Suburbia - Oil depletion and the collapse of an American Dream
A documentary film that discusses the dwindling supply of cheap energy in the form of fossil fuels and its effect on society and what can be done NOW, individually and collectively, to avoid The End of Suburbia?

There are lots more, we're still putting this web-page together!

Our Mission

Transition Cambridge aims to help Cambridge make the transition to ways of life that are more resilient in the face of rising energy prices and a changing climate.

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