Jonathan J. Halperin
Jonathan J. Halperin
Designing Research, Communications
and Strategies for Sustainability

Finding North

Wow. A fabulous new documentary, Finding North, is a masterpiece of video storytelling (and part of the Film Lineup at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival.)

Real people, rich context, facts and expertise interspersed without disrupting the flow, wonderful cinematography and music that adds rather than distracts. The struggle, the shame, and the complexity of hunger in America come to life on the screen. Kudos to Directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush, and to Participant Media for backing another fabulous and important film.

Watch the trailer below -- and learn more about the film at http://www.participantmedia.com/films/coming_soon/finding_north.php

 

When I began to unhook from SustainAbility in 2008, after 20+ years, to co-found Volans, Jonathan was working with the US end of SustainAbility — and sent the London end of the Volans team a large cardboard box of multi-colored felt rocks, which initially I couldn't make head nor tail of. I thought he was mad, or overly American.

But I have to say that, over time, those felt rocks have become a central feature of the Volans culture, thrown by team members at other team members (or guests) on the slightest provocation. That aside, he's a consummate professional, creative collaborator, skilled communicator, and keen intellect—and I am delighted both to have had Jonathan as a colleague and to now count him as a friend.

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