Join us this Thursday evening for an impromptu reception at the SF Chronicle Building. Meet a couple French filmmakers in town fresh from visiting several communities and ecovillages. Hear about their travels and talk about our own community experiences and visions. They may record some on-film interviews. We hosted them at Berkeley Cohousing last Sunday and had lots of fun sharing and eating together.
This is also a good place to pick up fliers for the Getting It Built workshop SF cohousing is hosting in March and get your registration check in -- beat the rush!
They wrote: We are two French movie-makers making a documentary movie on the Western lifestyle, its impacts on the Planet and people and alternative ways to be environmentally and ethically respectful. We are an independent crew and the film is mainly destined to French cinemas and high-schools. (although it should be available in the U.S. as well) A big part on our movie is about other ways to live and more specifically in
urban environment. So it would be great if your co-housing community is part of our movie. We would like to know if it is possible to organize an interview with different people, sharing the experience of co-housing in the Bay. We would like to discuss with you about the motivations to start to think about living together, how does it work in the everyday life, what are the different trade-offs. Also how do you set-up this kind of initiative, how it could be extended, ...
We really hope you will be interested and free for an interview.
Feel free to ask any other information,
Hoping to hear from you soon,
Maite Mosca and Florence Schmidt
P.S. from Raines: Some East Bay Cohousing (http://www.ebcoho.org/) members may join us - we cross-listed the event over there. The HUB Coworking Space for Social Entrepreneurs, where we are meeting, is up a few steps; wheelchair access can be arranged; contact the HUB in advance. We'll meet for about an hour, then we'll probably go to a mid-market gathering a block away and meet the pioneers in the area, new home to Twitter and Burning Man, among other exciting organizations.