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William McDonough, Michael Braungart
and the Birth of the Sustainable Economy

Shot in Europe and the United States, “The Next Industrial Revolution” is a 55 minute film about the movement led by architect Bill McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart to bring together ecology and commerce. It includes the stories of three Michigan companies and their revolutionary efforts to reinvent the fundamental DNA of the industrial revolution.

Winner The Chris Award, Columbus International Filn Festival

The Search for Healthy Local Food

“What Will We Eat?” is a new 26 minute film that reveals the growing crisis in industrial agriculture and how a grassroots coalition of consumers and small farmers is inventing a healthy, humane, homegrown alternative. Filmed primarily in West Michigan, “What Will We Eat?” focuses on the success of the Sweetwater Local Foods Market in Muskegon – Michigan’s first farmers market to exclusively sell local produce raised according to organic standards and products from animals raised humanely.

East Lansing Film Festival, Muskegon Film Festival, Annapolis Film Festival, Saugatuck Film Festival


Center founder, Chris Bedford, has created, organized, and directed some of the most innovative and effective grassroots advocacy and media campaigns of the last 25 years. In the process, he has won numerous awards for creative excellence for his writing, film making and radio production and recognition from the communities he has served. For more information, go to www.chrisbedfordfilms.com.