A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is an inspiring feature-length documentary directed by Jordan Osmond and Samuel Alexander. It follows the story of a group of people in Gippsland, Australia who decided to abandon their busy urban lives and experiment with living a simpler existence instead.
The documentary captures the journey of this group as they strive for sustainability in a remote rural area, learning from each other and nature, and adapting to the changes that come with such a dramatic transition. They are joined by experts in permaculture, environmentalism, local food production and renewable energy who help them realise their vision of a greener lifestyle.
Through interviews with locals and participants alike, A Simpler Way demonstrates the many ways in which individuals can live harmoniously within their environment. It also serves to remind us that small scale communities have much to teach us about community building and coexistence with our natural surroundings.
It is an uplifting film that will leave you feeling inspired and empowered to make a difference on your own terms. If you want to learn more about sustainable living or just need some fresh ideas for how to reduce your impact on the environment, then A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is definitely worth watching!