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The Story of Change

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Annie Leonard, already well known for her fascinating video The Story of Stuff (21 very worthwhile minutes), has created a 6-minute video that is equally good: The Story of Change—and change we must:

I was struck by a comment on YouTube:

Great video … but I really can’t share it. It’s too long. The people whom we must convince to take action are busy, and aren’t likely to commit 6 minutes to a video. (At least the people to whom I am connected.) Perhaps we can edit these ideas into smaller videos.

This puts a serious limit on the depth of public discussion: one can go only so deep into any subject when relying purely on sound-bites. Analysis requires more, I believe. I’m not contradicting the comment, I’m just pointing out how that restriction limits what can be done.

If you like Ms. Leonard’s work, she has other videos—take a look.

Written by Leisureguy

25 July 2012 at 9:35 am

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