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Will Gethin - 17 Jan 2019


In today’s film, entitled ‘Trust’, Satish says that while we often live in fear, we need to cultivate and cherish trust to live to the full.

In a new short film series this month, celebrated environmentalist Satish Kumar shares simple solutions to many of today’s greatest global problems


Kickstarting 2019 with an urgent call to co-create a more sustainable world, Resurgence magazine has launched a new series of short films featuring world-renowned environmental and peace activist, Satish Kumar, providing simple guidance and inspiration for anyone interested in contributing to positive change on our planet.

The visually stunning film series, entitled Change the Story, is showcasing Satish’s remarkable philosophy and insights on caring for the environment, cultivating personal wellbeing and upholding human values. Resurgence has been releasing a new film every day in January on the Resurgence Trust Vimeo channel. The films which have run so far can be viewed here.

Satish Kumar, founder of the Resurgence Trust, who edited Resurgence magazine for 43 years, says: “In these films, I’m delighted to share my vision for how to meet our planet’s escalating environmental and political problems with hope and optimism. The subjects of the films range from economics to Gaia Theory, science to Shakespeare, and energy to the importance of the food we eat. Each one has a simple message: together let’s write a new story for our time.”

Regularly featured in the media, Satish Kumar, 82, is the author of seven books including the bestselling No Destination about his extraordinary 8,000-mile peace walk from India to America. Satish is the guiding spirit behind several acclaimed ecological organisations including Schumacher College in Devon. His latest book Elegant Simplicity will be published in April 2019.

Resurgence, known as Resurgence & Ecologist since 2012, has been at the forefront of environmental change for over 50 years. It publishes, in print and online, positive, informed and original perspectives on ecology, activism, social justice, ethical living, and the arts. Often described as “the spiritual and artistic flagship of the green movement”, contributors to Resurgence include Fritjof Capra, The Dalai Lama, Noam Chomsky, Jonathon Porritt, Vandana Shiva, Caroline Lucas, George Monbiot and Germaine Greer. “No publication has done more to raise awareness of the dangers to the environment of our throw-away society,” says former Children’s Laureate, Michael Morpurgo.

The new films, which were recorded in and around Satish’s home in Devon and other wild landscapes that inspire him, are bein shared on Resurgence’s Twitter feed (@Resurgence_mag) and Facebook page (@Resurgencetrust) daily on release till the end of January, as well as on the Resurgence Vimeo channel.

Information on the #çhangethestory film series can be found at The Change the Story series was filmed by Jason Taylor ( and produced by Nat Dyer (, with music by Gary Morris.

In today’s film, Trust, Satish Kumar says that while we often live in fear, we need to cultivate and cherish trust to live to the full.


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