Why we need a paradigm shift:
When we asked a whole school of kids, “How many people feel they can change the world?” just four students raised their hands. With numbers like these, no wonder we feel overwhelmed at the idea of changing how the world works. But are we prepared to live with the social & environmental problems of our world? At some level, we know we need to address these issues, but most often we feel unable to tackle them ourselves.
We need a paradigm shift to know that we can make a difference, that it isn’t hopeless, and that a better world is not only possible, it’s even already happening. We need to know that shift happens.
We need to redefine how we engage in our world, and how we support social change. In our experience, getting involved in and supporting grassroots initiatives is one of the best ways to stir shift up. Instead of focusing on the problems, we need to look at the solutions, and to share these far and wide.
Our paradigm shift abandons fear, hopelessness, and apathy, and leaps into active, connected and conscientious global citizenship: a model where our world works because we work as a vibrant and diverse ecosystem, always interconnected.
Our goal is to inspire meaningful global connection through documentary films that share best practices, the wisdom of unheard communities, and sustainable solutions from around the world.
Join us & be part of the shift.
Informing & inspiring social change with educational documentary media. www.theparadigmshiftproject.org
PSP is a registered Canadian charity that creates educational documentaries to inspire a shift in how we see and engage in our world. Founded in 2008, we are a team of global volunteers focused on finding solutions to the world’s toughest social and environmental justice issues to show how each of us can be a part of creating social change.
We connect people around the world to grassroots projects, providing these projects tools and training in how to use film and photography to reach out for support. We feature the work of these NGOs in our films to share their best practices and give them a global audience to support their work.
We also provide educators with new media resources to empower our next generation of global citizens. For each of our films we create an educator’s toolkit of lesson plans, engaging activities and additional resources that directly link to current curricula expectations. These toolkits are available as free downloads from our website.
PSP is a bridge builder between the socioeconomic and geopolitical divisions of our world, a matchmaker between individual donors and grassroots projects, and a free library of grassroots solutions to global issues.
How you can help:
Watch and share PSP films online at our website, on youtube, vimeo, and facebook. Embed the films on your own blog or website.
Spread the solutions by screening one of PSP’s documentaries in your home, school, or workplace, or host y
The Paradigm Shift Project works to advance education on important issues relating to poverty, ecology, health and community development in developing countries. Through the production of documentary films and educational materials that are informed by lo