In Praise of Kindness and Other Lessons From Mister Rogers

In Praise of Kindness and Other Lessons From Mister Rogers

As a young girl, there was something immensely comforting about entering Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. From the opening sequence of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” to the puppets and characters in the world of Make-Believe and to the final tune, “It’s Such a Good...
Hot Docs Movie Review: A Whole Lott More

Hot Docs Movie Review: A Whole Lott More

When a town’s primary industry faces a downturn, the issue of employment, sustenance, no doubt becomes central to its impassioned conversation. When company employees facing potential layoffs have developmental disabilities, the discussion becomes more heated still....
Hot Docs: Social Change on Film

Hot Docs: Social Change on Film

SEE Change was at Toronto’s Hot Docs film festival, showcasing acclaimed documentaries from around the world. Two films, in particular, caught our eye. Depicting very different stories of social change, they share a common narrative—entrepreneurs dedicated to...
Bonsai People: How microcredit unleashes human potential

Bonsai People: How microcredit unleashes human potential

When I was approached by filmmaker Holly Mosher to consider reviewing her film about Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, it was a no-brainer. Not only is Yunus the founder of microlending pioneer, the Grameen Bank, he is also a great promoter of the “social...
Movie Review: Greenwashers

Movie Review: Greenwashers

We all want to “do good by doing right.” We don’t throw garbage on the ground. We recycle. We buy enviro-friendly cleaning products. We…wait, what’s that you say? My bottle of dish soap with the cute little duck on the label isn’t...
The Simpsons bring microfinance to the mainstream

The Simpsons bring microfinance to the mainstream

For those of us who are in the business of disseminating information, a coup like the one realized a few months ago comes along very rarely. Here we are, heads down, hard at work to bring stories about social enterprise to a broader audience, and out of nowhere, The...

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