A Silent Transformation

"Capitalism is driven by profits and competition...

Co-operatives are driven by people, planet and profit."


A Silent Transformation is a film about the transformative power of the co-operative model. The co-operative movement was built by people who took on the responsibility for their collective well-being in the face of government neglect, economic exclusion and cultural discrimination. As the modern economy increasingly denies vast sectors of the population basic amenities for decent life, this co-operative spirit is as critical as ever. However, over the years the co-operative sector has become insular and poorly understood. The film sets out to explore the innovative self-help efforts of diverse communities across the Province of Ontario, which by addressing their needs collectively are helping to regain the radical vision of co-operation. In these communities are the seeds of economic democracy, global solidarity, and a new popular movement to transform society! Will it grow and flourish?



A Silent Transformation is a Powerline Films production, in partnership with Tonic Productions, in association with the Atkinson Foundation, The Co-operative Development Foundation of Canada, and Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada. Visit the website to learn more about the film. Book a screening by emailing them at [email protected], or check out the Screening Guide to start organizing a screening in your community!