Format: PAL, Stereo Duration: 120 minutes Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Language: English Production: L.O.V.E. Productions Year of production: 2010 Director, photographer, editor: Stefan Wolf "A New We" is a documentary about ecological communities and ecovillages in Europe. Enjoy two hours of insight into 10 European eco-communities from 8 European countries, created by Austrian documentary filmmaker Stefan Wolf. Stefan’s aim: to explore a variety of ecovillages in order to present a broad spectrum of lifestyle possibilities to many people. How are these Communities organized? What decision-making processes do they use? How they finance themselves? What food choices do they make? How much of the food and energy that they need do they produce? Is spirituality important? How do adults and children interact? Are there schools?
These and other questions are addressed in this unique and important film event. The variety of situations and voices in A New We inspires hope for the future of humanity and all life on the planet. The lives shown here are more motivated by imagination, vision, respect and cooperation than by economic forces and social expectations. In these 10 communities, the creative solutions to many social, environmental and economic challenges exemplify the nearly infinite capacity for human-, community- and self-development. It’s a film that enlightens, encourages and spreads hope – for a new world and A New We.
Tamera Tamera, the first Healing Biotope, is an international education and research center for the development of Peace Villages world-wide. Two hundred people live, work and study there in the south of Portugal.
Sieben Linden An ecovillage in Germany with 120 residents, a small ecological footprint, and creativity in design of its earth buildings.
Valle de Sensaciones A Spanish eco-community that encourages life-restoring experiences in nature and emphasizes luxury, abundance and beauty.
Schloss Tonndorf A german ecovillage with 60 residents and a variety of lifestyles, an example of an ecological paradise, especially for children.
Krishna Valley An ecovillage in Hungary with 150 residents, devoted to Krishna, with a very high level of self-sufficiency and a very small ecological footprint.
Matavenero Formerly an abandoned mountain village in Spain, Matavenero was rebuilt through the Rainbow movement. Today it's an autonomous commune with 70 permanent residents.
Finca Tierra A tiny community in the Canary Islands that shows how beautiful, abundant and joyful a life close to nature can be.
La Borie Noble A community in France that lives according to the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, living close to nature with strong spirituality and high self-sufficiency.
Schloss Glarisegg A community on the Bodensee in Switzerland, a seminar center for conscious being and living.
Damanhur An Italian federation of eco-communities which altogether forms a network of about 1000 people. In Damanhur society's utopia is lived in daily reality.