Running Time: 59 min.
Release Date: February 26, 2009 (limited)
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Volunteer Toronto, through generous partnerships with nGenera Insight and Bloor Cinema, is pleased to offer a free screening of Us Now, a UK film project directed by Ivo Gormley about how the internet inspires participation and collaboration in communities.
Us Now follows the fate of Ebbsfleet United, a football club owned and run by its fans; Zopa, a bank in which everyone is the manager; and Couch Surfing, a vast online network whose members share their homes with strangers. The founding principles of these projects — transparency, self-selection, open participation — are coming closer and closer to the mainstream of our social and political lives.
After the screening, Don Tapscott will host an audience Q&A. Don Tapscott is one of the world's leading authorities on business strategy, with emphasis on how information technology changes business, government and society.
Volunteer Toronto helps people find great places to volunteer, and provides training and resources to support a community of 400 non-profit organizations. www.volunteertoronto.ca.