I just got this message from a literacy colleague and thought I would share it with you.
"The Not Business as Usual documentary has launched."
[Not Business As Usual is a provocative look at capitalism as envisioned by Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman, the most influential economist of the late 20th century. The film explores why he only measured success by one metric: Greed. And how that narrow view has resulted in environmental destruction, human rights abuses and ironically enough, unsustainable business practices. This feature length documentary tracks the changing landscape of business with the rising tide of conscious capitalism and features the inspiring stories of several subversive entrepreneurs from Vancouver who are redefining what it means to be successful.]
"You can access it here [or embedded below]. It is 60 minutes long. Food for our souls!
Terms that stick with me after a first viewing are:
- conscious capitalism
- unreasonable entrepreneurs (which I think we should re-frame as unreasonable educators)
- be disruptive
- you can live by your values and meet success
We may want to consider hosting a literacy wide screening of this documentary to generate wider discussion and perhaps tap into the disempowerment feelings that educators are experiencing as a result of literacy delivery being subsumed by unbridled capitalistic pressures and expectations."