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This is a list of films on cooperatives. Some are free and available on the internet, some are for purchase, and some are available to rent.  
 
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This is a list of films on cooperatives. Some are free and available on the internet, some are for purchase, and some are available to rent. See also: [[Coop relevant books|books relevant to co-ops]].  
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== General Cooperatives  ==
 
== General Cooperatives  ==
  
 
*[http://www.foodforchangemovie.com Food for Change]. A documentary film about the history of food co-ops in the US and what they are doing today.  
 
*[http://www.foodforchangemovie.com Food for Change]. A documentary film about the history of food co-ops in the US and what they are doing today.  
*[http://www.mycooprocks.coop/ My Co-op Rocks - Video Contest Winners]. View the creative submissions for free.  
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*[https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%22my+co-op+rocks%22+CoopStrongerTogether&sp=EgIQAw%253D%253D My Co-op Rocks - Video Contest Winners]. View the creative submissions for free. ([http://web.archive.org/web/20150601000000*/http://mycooprocks.coop/ Archived website])
 
*[http://www.uwcc.wisc.edu/info/i_pages/video.html A listing of videos about co-ops on the Univ. of Wisconsin center for cooperatives website.] This is a thorough list, but there are no viewable or purchasable videos on this page.  
 
*[http://www.uwcc.wisc.edu/info/i_pages/video.html A listing of videos about co-ops on the Univ. of Wisconsin center for cooperatives website.] This is a thorough list, but there are no viewable or purchasable videos on this page.  
 
*[http://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/standard.php A video search on the University of Saskatchewan Centre for the Study of Co-operatives]' online library turns up a number of (mostly older) films. VHS. Rentals.  
 
*[http://opac.libraryworld.com/opac/standard.php A video search on the University of Saskatchewan Centre for the Study of Co-operatives]' online library turns up a number of (mostly older) films. VHS. Rentals.  
*The Spirit of Cooperation: The story of cooperatives and how Americans use them to improve their lives and communities - narrated by James Earl Jones; National Cooperative Business Association  
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMSG_VbO5EQ The Spirit of Cooperation: The story of cooperatives and how Americans use them to improve their lives and communities] - narrated by James Earl Jones; National Cooperative Business Association  
*The Mondragon Experiment. A 1982 BBC visit to Mondragon, Spain. Describes the cooperatives founded by Father Arizmendi, how they are governed and organized. 50 Minutes. Margot Smith, Off Center Video, 1300 A Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709; 510-486-8010; [OffCenterVideo@aol.com]  
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zMvktpKDmo The Mondragon Experiment]. A 1982 BBC visit to Mondragon, Spain. Describes the cooperatives founded by Father Arizmendi, how they are governed and organized. 50 Minutes. Margot Smith, Off Center Video, 1300 A Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709; 510-486-8010; [OffCenterVideo@aol.com]  
 
*150 Years of Cooperation; National Cooperative Business Association  
 
*150 Years of Cooperation; National Cooperative Business Association  
*[http://www.bcca.coop/content/publications Civilizing the Economy]&nbsp;"asks the question, "Is there an alternative to the pervasive power and influence of corporate capitalism as a model for economic and social development?"<br>To answer this question, this 2-part video documentary takes us on a journey to Northern Italy and the region of Emilia Romagna where the co-operative model accounts for one third of the regional GDP. The 15,000 co-ops in the region cover multiple sectors of the economy, ranging from retail and industrial production to social care and health services."&nbsp;Civilizing the Economy is availble for purchase through BCCA at a cost of $35 (Canadian dollars; shipping included) + GST (for Canadian residents).  
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*[http://www.bcca.coop/content/publications Civilizing the Economy] [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdgOkMYLAco Part 2 online here] &nbsp;"asks the question, "Is there an alternative to the pervasive power and influence of corporate capitalism as a model for economic and social development?"<br>To answer this question, this 2-part video documentary takes us on a journey to Northern Italy and the region of Emilia Romagna where the co-operative model accounts for one third of the regional GDP. The 15,000 co-ops in the region cover multiple sectors of the economy, ranging from retail and industrial production to social care and health services."&nbsp;Civilizing the Economy is availble for purchase through BCCA at a cost of $35 (Canadian dollars; shipping included) + GST (for Canadian residents).  
*[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1143442/ King of the Hill; Raise the Steaks]. In episode 6 of Season 13, "Hank joins a co-op store because the steaks they sell are the best in town."  
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoeoqwNG9YE King of the Hill; Raise the Steaks]. In episode 6 of Season 13, "Hank joins a co-op store because the steaks they sell are the best in town."  
*"[http://vimeo.com/search/videos/search:%22Portraits%20of%20the%20Solidarity%20Economy%22/st/a5b0842c Portraits of the Solidarity Economy]": 6 short (~3-4 min) films&nbsp;produced by SolidarityNYC. Featuring Joe Holtz/Park Slope Food Co-op; Michael Johnson/Ganas intentional community; Ann Bragg/Community Voices Heard and participatory budgeting; Caroline Woolard/OurGoods barter network; Deyanira Del Rio/Lower East Side People's Credit Union; and Telesh Lopez/Third Root Community Health Center worker cooperative.  
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*"[https://vimeo.com/search?q=portraits+of+the+solidarity+economy Portraits of the Solidarity Economy]": 6 short (~3-4 min) films&nbsp;produced by SolidarityNYC. Featuring Joe Holtz/Park Slope Food Co-op; Michael Johnson/Ganas intentional community; Ann Bragg/Community Voices Heard and participatory budgeting; Caroline Woolard/OurGoods barter network; Deyanira Del Rio/Lower East Side People's Credit Union; and Telesh Lopez/Third Root Community Health Center worker cooperative.  
 
*[http://stories.coop/ Stories.coop]:&nbsp;A site with written, slideshow, and video stories about co-op from around the world, set up for the International Year of Cooperatives 2012.  
 
*[http://stories.coop/ Stories.coop]:&nbsp;A site with written, slideshow, and video stories about co-op from around the world, set up for the International Year of Cooperatives 2012.  
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYPe5xJAm5w&feature=share New Pioneers]: A cool 5 minute video from the Co-operative Heritage Trust about the history of the Rochdale Pioneers and the legacy of cooperation in the UK and beyond. Animated. Lovely British accent.
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYPe5xJAm5w&feature=share New Pioneers]: A cool 5 minute video from the Co-operative Heritage Trust about the history of the Rochdale Pioneers and the legacy of cooperation in the UK and beyond. Animated. Lovely British accent.
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/CoopVermont Cooperative Vermont YouTube Channel]: Cooperative Vermont films a live program every week or so, usually interviews with local co-operators.
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/user/CoopVermont Cooperative Vermont YouTube Channel]: Cooperative Vermont films a live program every week or so, usually interviews with local co-operators.
 
*[http://www.tothemoonfilm.com/ To The Moon]: "Eighteen college students bicycle from California to Massachusetts in order to spread awareness about cooperatives, a business model they believe to be a solution to the volatile global economy. They confront frustrating realities while discovering their place in the world, and the results are at once chaotic, enlightening, and unforgettable."
 
*[http://www.tothemoonfilm.com/ To The Moon]: "Eighteen college students bicycle from California to Massachusetts in order to spread awareness about cooperatives, a business model they believe to be a solution to the volatile global economy. They confront frustrating realities while discovering their place in the world, and the results are at once chaotic, enlightening, and unforgettable."
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrR5e9NtV68 Punk Football] -  Punk Football (2013) Documentary on FC United of Manchester, free on Youtube
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*[https://www.hightail.com/download/ZWJXRm93YTJUME5OeDhUQw Steps to Starting a Co-op] - USDA presentation by Margaret Bau.
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*[http://www.asilenttransformation.ca/about.php A Silent Transformation] / [https://vimeo.com/229041971 trailer] - sets out to explore the innovative self-help efforts of different communities across the Province of Ontario. By addressing their needs collectively they are helping to regain the radical vision of co-operation. 70 min
  
 
== Worker Cooperatives  ==
 
== Worker Cooperatives  ==
 
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*[http://www.wetheowners.com We the Owners: Employees Expanding The American Dream]. An award-winning documentary film that captures the inspiring stories of a worker-cooperative/B corp. and two other employee-owned companies; 52min
*[http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4765137760763676264&ei=8vqDS9rYHZPorALeuMjkDg&q=democracy+in+the+workplace%3AAll+About+Collectives# Democracy in the Workplace: All About Collectives]. Approximately 30 minutes; free on google video. Or from Off Center Video - 510-486-8010 or [OffCenterVideo@aol.com]  
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*[http://www.toolboxfored.org/project/own-the-change/ Own The Change: Building Economic Democracy One Worker Co-op at a Time]. Very accessible 22-minute series of interviews with co-operators with "how-to" advice; free on YouTube. Produced by Toolbox for Education and Social Action and GritTV.
*[http://www.headlamppictures.com/html/beyond.html Beyond the Bottom Line: American Worker Cooperatives]; 27 minutes, DVD for purchase.  
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cyP1tR45qU Democracy in the Workplace: All About Collectives]. Approximately 30 minutes; free on youtube. Or from Off Center Video - 510-486-8010 or [OffCenterVideo@aol.com]  
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*[http://headlamppictures.com/worker-coops Beyond the Bottom Line: American Worker Cooperatives]; 27 minutes, DVD for purchase.  
 
*[http://shiftchange.org/video-clips/ Shift Change]. A new documentary (October 18, 2012) that highlights worker-owned enterprises in North America and in Mondragon, Spain.
 
*[http://shiftchange.org/video-clips/ Shift Change]. A new documentary (October 18, 2012) that highlights worker-owned enterprises in North America and in Mondragon, Spain.
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zMvktpKDmo The Mondragon Experiment]. A BBC documentary (1980) about the origins and operation of the famed Mondragon Cooperatives.
 
*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zMvktpKDmo The Mondragon Experiment]. A BBC documentary (1980) about the origins and operation of the famed Mondragon Cooperatives.
*[http://current.com/participate/vc2/89641909_lusty-lady.htm A short film about the Lusty Lady unionized worker co-op strip club in San Francisco] - Warning, not safe for work images. 10 minutes, free on Current.TV.
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFYdVfp9Nj0 An extra from "Capitalism: A Love Story" by Michael Moore, discussing Union Cab in Madison, WI - a worker co-op]. Free, YouTube, approximately 3 minutes.
*[http://www.stuffoutlet.com/work/videos.html An extra from "Capitalism: A Love Story" by Michael Moore, discussing Union Cab in Madison, WI - a worker co-op]. Free, YouTube, approximately 3 minutes.  
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*[http://cflspark.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/our-presentation-in-connecticut/ 10-minute video made from a presentation by Center for Family Life] and three of the co-ops they helped incubate, Si Se Puede cleaning co-op, Beyond Care childcare co-op, and Color Me interior painting co-op, to the Willimantic Inter-Cooperative Zone incubator currently in formation. Free, YouTube.
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*[http://wn.com/worker_cooperative Large cache of free clips, stories, and interviews from World News on Worker Cooperatives].  
 
*[http://wn.com/worker_cooperative Large cache of free clips, stories, and interviews from World News on Worker Cooperatives].  
 
*[http://www.pbs.org/now/fixing-the-future/community.html Fixing the Future documentary series]. Includes short episodes on Evergreen co-ops (worker co-ops in Cleveland) and Third Coast Workers for Cooperation (worker co-op incubator), and also the Portland Hour Exchange ([[Time bank]]) for good measure. Free.  
 
*[http://www.pbs.org/now/fixing-the-future/community.html Fixing the Future documentary series]. Includes short episodes on Evergreen co-ops (worker co-ops in Cleveland) and Third Coast Workers for Cooperation (worker co-op incubator), and also the Portland Hour Exchange ([[Time bank]]) for good measure. Free.  
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ljlQ3x0kY&feature=player_embedded Green Worker Cooperatives: Stories from The Green Collar Economy]. 2 and a half minutes, free, YouTube.  
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ljlQ3x0kY&feature=player_embedded Green Worker Cooperatives: Stories from The Green Collar Economy]. 2 and a half minutes, free, YouTube.  
*[http://www.thetake.org/index.cfm?page_name=synopsis The Take]. DVD for sale; [http://market.theworkingworld.org/?action=coopStore&name=thetake Purchase here]; feature film, 87 minutes  
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sug7bWxTuSo The Take]. Free on youtube. DVD for sale; [http://market.theworkingworld.org/?action=coopStore&name=thetake Purchase here]; feature film, 87 minutes  
*[http://indargentina-film.com.ar Industria Argentina], a fictional film about the takeover of a bankrupt factory in Argentina and its re-birth as a worker cooperative. Trailer:&nbsp;[http://indargentina-film.com.ar/trailer.html http://indargentina-film.com.ar/trailer]. In Spanish with subtitles.  
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qet-m2rIjAY], a fictional film (in Spanish) about the takeover of a bankrupt factory in Argentina and its re-birth as a worker cooperative.
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAukvJSy5ww Other Avenues Worker Cooperative]. Free; YouTube; 15 minutes.  
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAukvJSy5ww Other Avenues Worker Cooperative]. Free; YouTube; 15 minutes.  
 
*[http://cooperative-curriculum.wikispaces.com/Pulaski+Pike+Market+Video Pulaski Pike Market Video]. "View members of the Terry Heights Hillandale neighborhood in Huntsville, Alabama talk about their plans for the Pulaski Pike Market, a worker cooperative grocery store." Free; just a few minutes.  
 
*[http://cooperative-curriculum.wikispaces.com/Pulaski+Pike+Market+Video Pulaski Pike Market Video]. "View members of the Terry Heights Hillandale neighborhood in Huntsville, Alabama talk about their plans for the Pulaski Pike Market, a worker cooperative grocery store." Free; just a few minutes.  
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*A [http://www.thenews.coop/blog/video-evergreens-anchor-strategy video] by Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland explains the Greater University Circle's "anchor strategy" that initiated the creation of the Evergreen Cooperatives. 6 min.<br>  
 
*A [http://www.thenews.coop/blog/video-evergreens-anchor-strategy video] by Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland explains the Greater University Circle's "anchor strategy" that initiated the creation of the Evergreen Cooperatives. 6 min.<br>  
 
*A [http://permaculture.tv/edvisions-cooperative-worker-coop-charter-schools/ video on EdVisions Cooperative], worker co-op charter schools
 
*A [http://permaculture.tv/edvisions-cooperative-worker-coop-charter-schools/ video on EdVisions Cooperative], worker co-op charter schools
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* [http://generocity.org/philly/2016/01/29/capitalish-philadelphia-area-cooperative-alliance/ Capitalish], a video made by Haverford students about four Philadelphia-area worker co-ops for the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (Childspace, Home Care Associates, W/N W/N coffee bar, Alliance Taxi).
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* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPNq4Pq3Zv4&authuser=0 6-min video (in Swedish with English subtitles)] on the need for a strategy to adopt more widespread employee-owned cooperatives as a succession strategy for existing businesses in Sweden.
  
 
== Housing Cooperatives  ==
 
== Housing Cooperatives  ==
  
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*[https://www.ic.org/planet-community/ Planet Community]. A web series created by Fellowship for Intentional Communities. (as of 2018, one 8-min pilot episode and the rest in production).
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*[https://vimeo.com/192631811 Resident Ownership Makes All the Difference]. This short (just over 5 min) video tells the story of residents of manufactured home parks in Maine coming together to create sustainable solutions to affordable housing needs: resident owned cooperatives. Free on Vimeo.
 
*[http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/athomeinutopia/ At Home in Utopia]. Description from PBS.org: "New York City cops in the Great Depression called it Little Moscow, but for the 2,000 Jewish immigrant residents of the United Workers Cooperative Colony, a.k.a. “the Coops,” it was their first taste of the American dream. AT HOME IN UTOPIA bears witness to an epic social experiment, following two generations of residents and their commitment to radical ideas of racial equality and rights for tenants and workers." Order the DVD [http://filmmakerscollab.org/films/at-home-in-utopia/ here]. $24.95 (or $20.95 each when ordering 3 - 6).  
 
*[http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/athomeinutopia/ At Home in Utopia]. Description from PBS.org: "New York City cops in the Great Depression called it Little Moscow, but for the 2,000 Jewish immigrant residents of the United Workers Cooperative Colony, a.k.a. “the Coops,” it was their first taste of the American dream. AT HOME IN UTOPIA bears witness to an epic social experiment, following two generations of residents and their commitment to radical ideas of racial equality and rights for tenants and workers." Order the DVD [http://filmmakerscollab.org/films/at-home-in-utopia/ here]. $24.95 (or $20.95 each when ordering 3 - 6).  
 
*[http://www.cooperativenetwork.coop/wm/education/seniorhousing/web/seniorvideo.html Training videos from Senior Housing Cooperative]. Varying prices depending on membership/non-membership, rent or buy, DVD.  
 
*[http://www.cooperativenetwork.coop/wm/education/seniorhousing/web/seniorvideo.html Training videos from Senior Housing Cooperative]. Varying prices depending on membership/non-membership, rent or buy, DVD.  
 
*[http://www.tube.lankaeuro.com/cooperatives/ A large cache of short, free videos and clips from YouTube on cooperatives.]
 
*[http://www.tube.lankaeuro.com/cooperatives/ A large cache of short, free videos and clips from YouTube on cooperatives.]
*[http://householdmovie.org/coop "My So-Called Housing Cooperative] is the story of young adults trying to live a life of cooperation and compassion... without losing their minds.  Each month's webisode features a scripted parody based upon real life at the Faire Bande à Part Housing Cooperative (Faire-Op), a 3 story apartment building in Lewiston, ME. Viewable on YouTube.
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*[https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLRkxz_vJ4MQW1sMfVWCbkG3r28QMrSVmL My So-Called Housing Cooperative] is the story of young adults trying to live a life of cooperation and compassion... without losing their minds.  Each month's webisode features a scripted parody based upon real life at the Faire Bande à Part Housing Cooperative (Faire-Op), a 3 story apartment building in Lewiston, ME. Viewable on YouTube.
  
 
== Food Cooperatives  ==
 
== Food Cooperatives  ==
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*[http://foodcoopinitiative.coop/resources/video A Food Co-op in Your Community]. Produced by the Food Co-op Initiative  
 
*[http://foodcoopinitiative.coop/resources/video A Food Co-op in Your Community]. Produced by the Food Co-op Initiative  
 
*[http://foodforchangemovie.com/ Food for Change]:&nbsp;a documentary about food co-ops, local economies, and food security. You can view a trailer and donate to the film.<br>  
 
*[http://foodforchangemovie.com/ Food for Change]:&nbsp;a documentary about food co-ops, local economies, and food security. You can view a trailer and donate to the film.<br>  
*[http://cdsconsulting.centraldesktop.com/cbld/doc/3154572/w-Library CBLD Library videos]:  
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*Three videos about the [https://renaissancecoop.com/ Renaissance Community Co-op] in Greensboro, NC that ended an 18-year food desert:
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**[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM1YX_BEEZ4 RCC promo video] "We Want a COOP!" made to build ownership interest before the store was open
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**[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmCiZm_gs94 Longer video], also made before the store opened, that gives some of the background on how the RCC addresses not just food insecurity, but also larger economic development issues
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**[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5NNMH8Lr5k A 7 minute video made AFTER the store was opened], by the City of Greensboro
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*[http://library.cdsconsulting.coop/?s=video CBLD Library videos]:  
 
**Michael Shuman speaks at the Hanover Co-op, April 2008  
 
**Michael Shuman speaks at the Hanover Co-op, April 2008  
 
**Gar Alperovitz speaks at Weaver's Way Co-op, April 2006  
 
**Gar Alperovitz speaks at Weaver's Way Co-op, April 2006  
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*Excellent video on the difference between banks &amp; credit unions - a little over one minute long!&nbsp;[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cawzTSVTP2M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cawzTSVTP2M]  
 
*Excellent video on the difference between banks &amp; credit unions - a little over one minute long!&nbsp;[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cawzTSVTP2M http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cawzTSVTP2M]  
 
*Another little 1-minute video on the difference between banks &amp; credit unions -- put very simply. From the Center for Urban Pedagogy.&nbsp;[http://vimeo.com/22568421 http://vimeo.com/22568421]
 
*Another little 1-minute video on the difference between banks &amp; credit unions -- put very simply. From the Center for Urban Pedagogy.&nbsp;[http://vimeo.com/22568421 http://vimeo.com/22568421]
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*Promotional video "Some Choices Matter" on why choose credit unions, 3'35" [http://www.somechoicesmatter.ca/ http://www.somechoicesmatter.ca/]
  
 
== Telephone, Broadband, and Electric Cooperatives  ==
 
== Telephone, Broadband, and Electric Cooperatives  ==
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== Social Cooperatives  ==
 
== Social Cooperatives  ==
  
*A video on PACE, a co-op for adults with mental illness in British Columbia:&nbsp;[http://www.pacecoop.ca/pace_video_dsl.php http://www.pacecoop.ca/pace_video_dsl.php]&nbsp;[14:51 Minutes long]
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*[http://www.bcca.coop/content/publications Civilizing the Economy: Social Co-ops and Social Care] [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdgOkMYLAco Part 2 about Social Co-op is available online here] British Columbia Co-operative Association produced a video with presentations from emerging local social co-ops and a dialogue session about potential applications of the model in each region.&nbsp;Civilizing the Economy (part 1 and 2) is available for purchase through BCCA at a cost of $35 (Canadian dollars; shipping included) + GST (for Canadian residents).<br>  
*[http://www.bcca.coop/content/publications Civilizing the Economy: Social Co-ops and Social Care] British Columbia Co-operative Association produced a video with presentations from emerging local social co-ops and a dialogue session about potential applications of the model in each region.&nbsp;Civilizing the Economy (part 1 and 2) is availble for purchase through BCCA at a cost of $35 (Canadian dollars; shipping included) + GST (for Canadian residents).<br>  
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*A [http://permaculture.tv/edvisions-cooperative-worker-coop-charter-schools/ video on EdVisions Cooperative], worker co-op charter schools
 
*A [http://permaculture.tv/edvisions-cooperative-worker-coop-charter-schools/ video on EdVisions Cooperative], worker co-op charter schools
  
 
== Cooperatives International  ==
 
== Cooperatives International  ==
  
*[http://www.innersong.com/products/video/AnotherLife.htm Another Life is Possible: Cooperatives in Barlovento, Venezuela]. DVD, $20.
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgL4WMlzuGU Another Life is Possible: Cooperatives in Barlovento, Venezuela]. Free on youtube, [http://www.innersong.com/products/video/AnotherLife.htm DVD, $20].
*[http://theco-operative.ethical.tv/node/184 Our Ethics in Action] - It's a bit of an advertisement, but it's also really impressive -- an 8 minute short film on what The Co-operative, a co-op group in the UK, is doing. There are also more films from The Co-operative on this channel.  
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*[http://www.ressler.at/5_factories/ Five Factories: Worker Control in Venezuela]. This is about democratic governance of nationalized firms, transitioning to employee-owned firms, in Venezuela. 81 minutes [http://newsreel.org/nav/title.asp?tc=CN0207 available to buy on DVD here].  
*[http://newsreel.org/nav/title.asp?tc=CN0207 Five Factories: Worker Control in Venezuela]. This is about democratic governance of nationalized firms, transitioning to employee-owned firms, in Venezuela. 81 minutes, $24.95, free trailer.  
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*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xtCu41fuCM Spain (Catalunya): Les cooperatives] Free, YouTube.  
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xtCu41fuCM Spain (Catalunya): Les cooperatives] Free, YouTube.  
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwH3d9ZFycg&feature=related Que es una cooperativa?] Spanish, Uruguay. Free, YouTube.  
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwH3d9ZFycg&feature=related Que es una cooperativa?] Spanish, Uruguay. Free, YouTube.  
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKyBRPq9k50 There is an alternative.] United Kingdom, Free, YouTube.  
 
*[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKyBRPq9k50 There is an alternative.] United Kingdom, Free, YouTube.  
*[http://www.thewomenofbrukman.ca/ The Women of Brukman]. DVD, $25. Free trailer. From the website: "During the 2001 economic collapse in Argentina, the seamstresses at Brukman’s clothing factory took over the operation the owners had abandoned. They reorganized it on a self-management model, without a doubt the most inspiring of the many new economic experiments in that country."  
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*[http://hotdocslibrary.ca/en/detail.cfm?filmId=13507 The Women of Brukman]. During the 2001 economic collapse in Argentina, the seamstresses at Brukman’s clothing factory took over the operation the owners had abandoned. They reorganized it on a self-management model, without a doubt the most inspiring of the many new economic experiments in that country."  
*[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0203166/plotsummary Tilsammans (Together)] (2000) Fictional story of life in a shared house in Sweden in the 1970s. As this film does NOT portray best practices for successful group-living, it provides ample opportunities for discussion and comedy. In Swedish, with subtitles.
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*[http://veehd.com/video/4549230_Together-Tillsammans-2000-Swedish-EngSubs Tilsammans (Together)] (2000) Fictional story of life in a shared house in Sweden in the 1970s. As this film does NOT portray best practices for successful group-living, it provides ample opportunities for discussion and comedy. In Swedish, with subtitles.
 
*[http://vimeo.com/50813127 TOGETHER: How Cooperatives Show Resilience to the Crisis] - a documentary by CECOP-CICOPA Europe. 39 min, Vimeo. Interviews with French, Polish, Italian, and Spanish (Basque) worker cooperatives.
 
*[http://vimeo.com/50813127 TOGETHER: How Cooperatives Show Resilience to the Crisis] - a documentary by CECOP-CICOPA Europe. 39 min, Vimeo. Interviews with French, Polish, Italian, and Spanish (Basque) worker cooperatives.
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*[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfaFriFAz1k Can We Do It Ourselves?] - This is a thought provoking documentary -- the film questions if we should be pushing for a democratic cooperative way of doing business, showing case studies of businesses that are surviving as democracies within a capitalist system. A film by Patrik Witkowsky, Jesper Lundgren, André Nyström and Nils Säfström. Distributed in cooperation with Fria Tidningar Media Cooperative. Subtitled.
  
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This is a list of films on cooperatives. Some are free and available on the internet, some are for purchase, and some are available to rent.

General Cooperatives

  • Food for Change. A documentary film about the history of food co-ops in the US and what they are doing today.
  • My Co-op Rocks - Video Contest Winners. View the creative submissions for free. (Archived website)
  • A listing of videos about co-ops on the Univ. of Wisconsin center for cooperatives website. This is a thorough list, but there are no viewable or purchasable videos on this page.
  • A video search on the University of Saskatchewan Centre for the Study of Co-operatives' online library turns up a number of (mostly older) films. VHS. Rentals.
  • The Spirit of Cooperation: The story of cooperatives and how Americans use them to improve their lives and communities - narrated by James Earl Jones; National Cooperative Business Association
  • The Mondragon Experiment. A 1982 BBC visit to Mondragon, Spain. Describes the cooperatives founded by Father Arizmendi, how they are governed and organized. 50 Minutes. Margot Smith, Off Center Video, 1300 A Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709; 510-486-8010; [OffCenterVideo@aol.com]
  • 150 Years of Cooperation; National Cooperative Business Association
  • Civilizing the Economy Part 2 online here  "asks the question, "Is there an alternative to the pervasive power and influence of corporate capitalism as a model for economic and social development?"
    To answer this question, this 2-part video documentary takes us on a journey to Northern Italy and the region of Emilia Romagna where the co-operative model accounts for one third of the regional GDP. The 15,000 co-ops in the region cover multiple sectors of the economy, ranging from retail and industrial production to social care and health services." Civilizing the Economy is availble for purchase through BCCA at a cost of $35 (Canadian dollars; shipping included) + GST (for Canadian residents).
  • King of the Hill; Raise the Steaks. In episode 6 of Season 13, "Hank joins a co-op store because the steaks they sell are the best in town."
  • "Portraits of the Solidarity Economy": 6 short (~3-4 min) films produced by SolidarityNYC. Featuring Joe Holtz/Park Slope Food Co-op; Michael Johnson/Ganas intentional community; Ann Bragg/Community Voices Heard and participatory budgeting; Caroline Woolard/OurGoods barter network; Deyanira Del Rio/Lower East Side People's Credit Union; and Telesh Lopez/Third Root Community Health Center worker cooperative.
  • Stories.coop: A site with written, slideshow, and video stories about co-op from around the world, set up for the International Year of Cooperatives 2012.
  • New Pioneers: A cool 5 minute video from the Co-operative Heritage Trust about the history of the Rochdale Pioneers and the legacy of cooperation in the UK and beyond. Animated. Lovely British accent.
  • Cooperative(n)?: A TEDx talk by Emily AM Lippold Cheney at Black Rock City about why she is a cooperativist and what a cooperative (n) is. 10-1/2 minutes, very inspiring.
  • Cooperative Vermont YouTube Channel: Cooperative Vermont films a live program every week or so, usually interviews with local co-operators.
  • To The Moon: "Eighteen college students bicycle from California to Massachusetts in order to spread awareness about cooperatives, a business model they believe to be a solution to the volatile global economy. They confront frustrating realities while discovering their place in the world, and the results are at once chaotic, enlightening, and unforgettable."
  • Punk Football - Punk Football (2013) Documentary on FC United of Manchester, free on Youtube
  • Steps to Starting a Co-op - USDA presentation by Margaret Bau.
  • A Silent Transformation / trailer - sets out to explore the innovative self-help efforts of different communities across the Province of Ontario. By addressing their needs collectively they are helping to regain the radical vision of co-operation. 70 min

Worker Cooperatives

Housing Cooperatives

  • Planet Community. A web series created by Fellowship for Intentional Communities. (as of 2018, one 8-min pilot episode and the rest in production).
  • Resident Ownership Makes All the Difference. This short (just over 5 min) video tells the story of residents of manufactured home parks in Maine coming together to create sustainable solutions to affordable housing needs: resident owned cooperatives. Free on Vimeo.
  • At Home in Utopia. Description from PBS.org: "New York City cops in the Great Depression called it Little Moscow, but for the 2,000 Jewish immigrant residents of the United Workers Cooperative Colony, a.k.a. “the Coops,” it was their first taste of the American dream. AT HOME IN UTOPIA bears witness to an epic social experiment, following two generations of residents and their commitment to radical ideas of racial equality and rights for tenants and workers." Order the DVD here. $24.95 (or $20.95 each when ordering 3 - 6).
  • Training videos from Senior Housing Cooperative. Varying prices depending on membership/non-membership, rent or buy, DVD.
  • A large cache of short, free videos and clips from YouTube on cooperatives.
  • My So-Called Housing Cooperative is the story of young adults trying to live a life of cooperation and compassion... without losing their minds. Each month's webisode features a scripted parody based upon real life at the Faire Bande à Part Housing Cooperative (Faire-Op), a 3 story apartment building in Lewiston, ME. Viewable on YouTube.

Food Cooperatives

  • A Food Co-op in Your Community. Produced by the Food Co-op Initiative
  • Food for Change: a documentary about food co-ops, local economies, and food security. You can view a trailer and donate to the film.
  • Three videos about the Renaissance Community Co-op in Greensboro, NC that ended an 18-year food desert:
  • CBLD Library videos:
    • Michael Shuman speaks at the Hanover Co-op, April 2008
    • Gar Alperovitz speaks at Weaver's Way Co-op, April 2006
    • Hand in hand... A history of the Hanover Consumer Co-op
    • the Rochdale Pioneers: Roots of the Cooperative Movement. Recorded for Roanoke Co-op by Todd Wallace, Jan. 2011
    • The Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society Presents: David Thompson on Toyohiko Kagawa and Brotherhood Economics
  • Bret Fairbairn’s keynote at June 2011 Consumer Cooperative Management Association conference in San Diego, "Co-ops in Turbulent Times." 1 hour. Courtesy of CDS Consulting Co-op.

Credit Unions

Telephone, Broadband, and Electric Cooperatives

Agricultural Cooperatives

  • New Generation Farmer Cooperatives: The Development Process. University of Wisconsin, 1998.
  • Grazers: A Cooperative Story: "With interest in a farm-to-table food on the rise, a small band of upstate New York farmers sees an opportunity to hold on to their endangered farms by raising and selling grass-fed beef. Forming a cooperative, they soon discover that the marketplace surprisingly can’t support their simple ambitions. Jackson and Teale follow their efforts for two years, through near collapse to an uncertain future, exposing in microcosm the struggles of small-scale farming in our modern, industrial world. An intimate, character-driven chronicle of the group’s struggle. Grazers: A Cooperative Story illuminates timely issues regarding our food system. At stake are their farms, the small communities around them, the health of the land and a way of life."

Social Cooperatives

Cooperatives International