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Documentary ‘Fixing the Future’ will be shown on Bainbridge Island

The documentary “Fixing the Future” will be screened on Bainbridge Island and more than 70 other communities on Wednesday, July 18.

The film focuses on efforts to encourage American communities to take innovative approaches to creating resilient, prosperous local economies, and is part of a national campaign called “Fixing the Future Across America.”

In the 72-minute movie, host David Brancaccio (of public radio’s Marketplace and NOW on PBS) visits locations across the United States that are using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs, build prosperity, and strengthen a sense of community, inspiring hope and renewal amidst economic collapse.

The local showing is hosted by a group of Bainbridge Island organizations, including West Sound Time Bank, Sustainable Bainbridge, YES! Magazine, and OfficeXpats.

“Many of our community members are already engaged in the types of programs featured in the film,” said Sallie Maron, president of the Sustainable Bainbridge board.

“We’re building alliances to strengthen our local economy, supporting locally owned businesses and family farms, and taking steps toward regional self-reliance in food, energy, housing and transportation,” she said.

The movie will be followed by a 30-minute on-screen discussion panel featuring Brancaccio, environmentalist Bill McKibben, Peabody Award-winning broadcaster Majora Carter and Greystone Bakery CEO Mike Brady.

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. July 18 at Bainbridge Cinemas at the Pavilion. Admission is $10.

A reception will follow the film at OfficeXpats, on the second floor of the Pavilion, featuring refreshments from local establishments and information about economic resiliency programs in this area.

For more information on the July 18 event at the Pavilion, including a short film trailer, visit www.westsoundtimebank.org.

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