Recently released international film “In Transition 2.0” will be shown at the Belfast Free Library on Tuesday, May 15, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This program is free and open to the public.

“In Transition 2.0” is an inspirational immersion in the Transition movement, gathering stories from around the world of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. You’ll hear about communities printing their own money, growing food, localizing their economies and setting up community power stations. It’s an idea that has gone viral, a social experiment that is about responding to uncertain times with solutions and optimism.

The Transition movement first emerged in the United Kingdom and has spread to 35 countries world wide, and in the U.S. at least 115 towns and cities have registered their Transition groups. In Maine, Belfast, Brooks, Ellsworth and at least 22 other towns have citizen groups working to help their communities shift to reduce fossil fuel consumption and become healthier and more resilient. The Belfast Area Transition Initiative (BATI) was formed in 2010. BATI’s most noted projects have been their “permablitz” events where dozens of volunteers convert suburban lawn areas into edible food garden beds.

The film is co-sponsored by the Belfast Free Library, the Belfast Food Co-op and the Belfast Area Transition Initiative. The film runs a little over an hour, and a discussion will follow.

For more information, see or contact Susan Cutting (603) 372-2074.