“Civilizing the Economy” documentary will be shown on Sunday, October 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the Peace & Justice Center of Eastern Maine, 96 Harlow Street, Suite 100. The showing is free and open to the public and will be followed by a discussion. For more information call 942-9343
The film explores whether there is an alternative to the pervasive power and influence of corporate capitalism as a model for economic and social development. Civilizing the Economy takes us on a journey to Northern Italy where the co-operative model accounts for one third of the regional GDP with 15,000 co-ops covering multiple sectors of the economy, ranging from retail and industrial production to social care and health services. The film then explores applications of the social co-op model in the USA and Canada, leaving the viewer with a third option to the public private care debate we are faced with today.