Films about ordinary people doing radical democracy.

Democracy as we know it has failed us. It’s a series of unsatisfactory, binary choices - in or out, yes or no, him or her. These choices are presented on a bed of unregulated propaganda to a backdrop of ugly tribalism. It sucks.

Worse than that, electoral democracy gives us no choice and no agency on critical issues like inequality and climate breakdown. The establishment is unwilling and unable to do what needs to be done. Counter-movements like Occupy and Extinction Rebellion are an understandable reaction to unrepresentative systems that are failing humanity.

We need a better democracy. We need to believe that a better democracy is possible. We need to do so quickly.