Dear Thrive Movement,
We just returned from an inspiring two weeks on the road. We toured around the U.S. attending screenings of Thrive, meeting with self-created Thrive Solutions groups, and engaging with thousands of people in Q & A sessions.
Thrive Solutions Groups One of the most exciting developments for us was to meet with some of the many Solutions Groups that are forming to take on leveraged actions in their own communities. Large groups of people are relieved and excited to finally move beyond the old failed political polarities of Left and Right into principle-based actions. Using a whole-systems THRIVE solutions model, different towns are taking on pressing issues and developing templates to share with others.
This way people all over can benefit from the best practices of each other's efforts and make faster progress on issues that we have in common. For example, people in Boise, Idaho are organizing a "Sheriff's First" initiative to protect communities from Federal intrusion. People in Sedona, Arizona are organizing to stop toxic spraying of Chemtrails. Community organizers in Marin County, California have successfully created a GMO-Free Zone and Nevada City is focusing on homelessness... just to name a few.
In the next couple of weeks an organizing toolkit and support materials will be available at www.thrivemovement.com for anyone who would like to form a THRIVE Solutions Group to facilitate linking together to multiply impact.
Thrive has now been available online for nearly 6 months, and, as many of you know, is now FREE to watch online in 14 languages (with more coming soon) at www.thrivemovement.com/the_movie.
More than 3 million people have now seen the film, and it's spreading fast. Our intentionis to reach 100 million views to spread this critical information as far and wide as possible. THRIVE was # 2 on Amazon in Japan and is spreading wildly throughout Universities in Pakistan. A recent live steam we did from Santa Fe included people from Vietnam, Finland, Saudi Arabia and Canada, and our emails come from a range of cultures who recognize the common principles underlying both our plight and our potential.
If you haven't yet shared Thrive with your friends and family, now is the time! Please spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, and within your networks.
People all over the world have been writing reviews and testimonials that warm our hearts - you can see some of them here on our website. One highlight was a recent article by Odyssey Magazine based out of South Africa.
"THRIVE is more than a documentary relevant to the times. It is more than a well-researched and alarming insight into who really controls how the world works. It is a recipe and blueprint for how we can, each and every one of us, thrive in the way that the rest of nature does - easily, naturally and with expansive grace. For this last point alone, it is more than worth the time to see." - Odyssey Magazine
To read the full article, click here: http://www.thrivemovement.com/odyssey-magazine-how-to-thrive.
We are proud to say that Thrive has been chosen as the recipient of the Bronze Palm Award at the 2012 Mexico International Film Festival, as well as being named Transformational Film of the Year in public polling by the Aware Guide. Many of the big film festivals have turned down our submission, either because some of our material was too controversial, or our alternative distribution strategy put us outside their requirements. But we are eligible for a major award at a big event in New York and you can help us win!
Thrive has been nominated for the Best Documentary of the Year by ALIVE New York, the largest Health & Eco Benefit & Awards Show in the world.
Please take a moment to vote for Thrive here! It only takes a second and with your vote of support, we can make it happen.
We are profoundly inspired by how ready people are to take the information in THRIVE and incorporate it into effective action. We look forward to what lies ahead and appreciate the quality of your presence everywhere we go.
If you have not had the chance yet to watch this documentary, take the time to see it. It is incredible and it is knowledge that we all should have - universally...
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"More than 3 million people have now seen the film, and it's spreading fast. Our intention is to reach 100 million views to spread this critical information as far and wide as possible. THRIVE was # 2 on Amazon in Japan and is spreading wildly throughout Universities in Pakistan. A recent live steam we did from Santa Fe included people from Vietnam, Finland, Saudi Arabia and Canada, and our emails come from a range of cultures who recognize the common principles underlying both our plight and our potential."
It's 2 hours long ~ unless it's movie night at home and you break out the popcorn, you might want to split it up into 30-minute increments if need be. This documentary pretty much covers EVERYTHING that is happening on our entire planet right now, who, why, and, most importantly, solutions on what to do about it... this is info you don't want to miss...plus, you will enjoy the fact that this is getting out to the millions but we need many more millions globally to see this...
Posted by John MacHaffie at 9:22 PM