Less than a month ago my wife was reelected by a landslide to the Sebastopol City Council.
What is most remarkable about her service to our town is her ability to talk usefully with people from across the spectrum of views in our community. She's a mediator by profession and in her avocational work in local politics she finds ways to bring people together, people who had previously found themselves in conflict.
Her list of endorsers included people who are not on speaking terms with each other.
Anyway, George over on Transit Notes (thanks George!!) featured a movie called Harmony today. It's about HRH The Prince of Wales and his dedication to restoring the natural world and supporting sustainable agriculture. I was particularly drawn to the parts of the movie near the end when it talked about the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia Canada. Efforts to bring people together who had once opposed one another have borne some fruit. I have come to learn that the portrayal of their reconciliation may be a bit rosier in the movie than it is on the ground, but still, efforts to bring people together to work on environmental restoration need to be highlighted and celebrated.
I found this short movie to be uplifting and inspiring—worth the 45 minutes or so it takes to watch it.
Here's the trailer:
Harmony Movie Trailer from Balcony Films on Vimeo.