“In the Spirit of Cooperation” Visionaries Documentary Screening Kit Now Available


NCBA CLUSA is pleased to announce the release of a digital screening kit to enhance and promote local screenings of “In the Spirit of Cooperation,” a Visionaries documentary produced for public television, presented by NCBA CLUSA and sponsored by CoBank, National Cooperative Bank, Capital Impact Partners and the Cooperative Development Foundation.

Available now on NCBA CLUSA’s 100th Anniversary website, the screening kit includes a downloadable and customizable event poster, promotional postcard, social media graphics and fun facts to facilitate a Q&A session at your event. For a link to three versions of the documentary in HD (full hour-long production; Episode 1: U.S. Cooperatives; and Episode 2: International Projects), please fill out a screening application.

Be sure to share your screening with us on Twitter and Facebook by using #CoopDoc and #100YrsCoop and tagging @NCBACLUSA.

Hosted by actor Sam Waterston (Law & OrderThe Newsroom), “In the Spirit of Cooperation” features stories from some of NCBA CLUSA’s members and development projects in the U.S., Mozambique and East Timor, including a credit union that helped revive a food desert, a coffee co-op that became its nation’s largest private healthcare provider and a food co-op doing its part to combat income inequality by paying the highest entry-level wages in the country for its industry.

Over six months and three continents, the Visionaries Series—which airs its 21st season on PBS in October—documented cooperative entrepreneurialism and innovation at every turn, highlighting the scope, impact and potential of the cooperative business model during NCBA CLUSA’s 100th Anniversary.

NCBA CLUSA will officially launch “In the Spirit of Cooperation” at a reception hosted by the Congressional Cooperative Business Caucus at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center on September 29 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Co-sponsored by CoBank and National Cooperative Bank, this launch reception will promote the impact of cooperative businesses in the U.S. economy, highlighting their contributions to job growth and creation, community sustainability and economic inclusivity.

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