Online Festival - 2020

Online Festival

2020

In celebration of our first World Localization Day on June 21, 2020, when we hosted an impressive online festival featuring strong voices from the localization movement, comedy, music, and so much more. Watch the full program or the abridged version below. Listen to your favourite speaker in the webinars that follow, and browse through our collection of conversations with internationally known figures, such as Noam Chomsky, Vandana Shiva, Johann Hari, and more.

In celebration of our first World Localization Day on June 21, 2020, when we hosted an impressive online festival featuring strong voices from the movement, comedy, music, and more. Watch the full program or the abridged version below. Listen to your favourite speaker in the webinars that follow, and browse through our collection of conversations.

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Watch our exciting online festival full of interviews, film clips, music, comedy, and featuring 100 inspiring voices from the growing localization movement. (4:18 hrs)

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Watch the abridged version with highlights of the 4 hour online festival broadcasted on the first World Localization Day. (1:54 hrs)

Webinars

Localization as a Strategy for Systemic Change

To mark the first World Localization Day, we also hosted three webinar sessions with a wide array of inspiring speakers. Find your favorite speaker below:

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Featuring: Ella Noah Bancroft, artist, storyteller, Australia; Mika Tsutsumi, investigative journalist, Japan; Manish Jain, alternative education pioneer, India; David Holmgren, permaculture designer and educator, Australia; Damon Gameau, filmmaker ('That Sugar Film' and '2040'), Australia; and Helena Norberg-Hodge, founding director of Local Futures, Australia.

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Featuring: Michael Shuman, community economy specialist and writer, USA; Jyoti Fernandes, farmer, Landworkers Alliance, UK; Diego Isabel La Moneda, New Economy and Social Innovation, Spain; Camila Moreno, environmental researcher and activist, Brazil; and Anja Lyngbaek, managing director of Local Futures, Denmark.

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Featuring: Charles Eisenstein, author and speaker, USA; Zach Bush, physician, human and ecological health educator, USA; Alnoor Ladha, co-founder of Culture Hack Labs, Costa Rica; and Helena Norberg-Hodge, founding director of Local Futures, Australia.

In conversation

Browse through our collection of lively conversations with Helena Norberg-Hodge, founder of Local Futures, and guest speakers such as Noam Chomsky, Johann Hari, and Mika Tsutsumi, who were incorporated into the 2020 program:

Contributors to the film:

Philip Ackerman-Leist, Bayo Akomolafe, Tiziana Alterio, Seetha Ananthasivan, Aikokul Arzieva, Ella Noah Bancroft, Elena Biryukova, David Bollier, Gail Bradbrook, Zach Bush, Elisabetta Caraccia, Noam Chomsky, Devita Davison, Mari Einang, Charles Eisenstein, Brian Eno, V (Eve Ensler), Christian Felber, Cathy Fei, George Ferguson, Jyoti Fernandes, Anna Clara Franzen de Nardin, Rose Friedman, Damon Gameau, Gloria Germani, Sampada Ghadi, Jarmbi Githabul, Jane Goodall, Stanzin Gya, Stephan Harding, Johann Hari, Jack Harries, Chris Hedges, Richard Heinberg, Sofie Hodges, David Holmgren, Rob Hopkins, Jesus Iglesias Saugar, Diego Isabel La Moneda, Manish Jain, Kosha Joubert, Gunna Jung, GoWoon Kim, David Korten, Martin Kirk, Ashish Kothari, Satish Kumar, Alnoor Ladha, Justin Lander, Serge Latouche, Alejandro Lopez Musalem, Joanna Macy, Andrew McAulay, Woman Stands Shining (Pat McCabe), Iain McGilchrist, Stacy Mitchell, Patricia Moguel Viveros, George Monbiot, Luana Monteiro Do Couto, Camila Moreno, Ekaterina Mukhiva, Nick Mulvey, Nelson Mudzingwa, Thandie Newton, Mandy Nolan, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Keibo Oiwa, Thais Pacheco Mantovani, Chozin Palmo, Shankari Raj, Ramachandra, Rupert Read, Julia Ryzhova, Ganesh Savanur, Molly Scott Cato, Preeti Sharma, Michael Shuman, Andrew Simms, Rajendra Singh, Ray Stevenson, Yael Stone, Vandana Shiva, Renata Strengerowski, Seth Tabatznik, Victor Toledo, Metka Trdin, Dolma Tsering, Mika Tsutsumi, Uthappa Uday, Tomas van de Beek, Brontë Velez, Daniel Christian Wahl, Alice Waters, Judy Wicks, Albert Wiggan, Martin Winiecki, Park Won-soon, and Masahiko Yamada.

Organizations and individuals who contributed music, artwork, and film clips to the 2020 World Localization Day program:

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Browse through inspiring messages, hands-on experiences, and stories of dedication by our global partners spread over six different continents.

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