Mon 29 Mar

Paid: Seeking presenter for documentary on Citizens Assemblies

Luke Flegg Public Seen by 240

Hello, I thought this could be a good place to ask.

I'm embarking on an ambitious documentary looking at Citizens Assemblies; past, future and ones currently in progress - what hope can they hold for bringing our democracies closer to something fit for purpose? What makes a CA effective?

We're shooting this year and will have a small budget. I'm seeking a presenter ideally from an under represented demographic in politics. Eg. Isobel Young (VICE) who can do the interviewing (and maybe some bits to camera; we can play with it).

Thanks for sharing 🙏🏼✨


Tom Atlee Mon 29 Mar

What do you mean by “presenter”?

Tom Atlee


Tom Atlee Mon 29 Mar

So you are doing an RSA-Animate-type of illustrated lecture video (like the link you sent)? Or is it more like the usual “documentary” film/video?

If the former, is the “presenter" the narrator or the person who originates (creates) the series of statements that are then illustrated?… or both?

If the latter, who is the “presenter” (aka, what role do they play in the documentary)?



Mofwoofoo Mon 29 Mar

I am not sure of what I sent you since it is not included here and I have so much correspondance. I have strategies in process that have to do with humans self organizing in time to prevent our extinction and the possibility of a totalitarian takeover. I produced, wrote, and am the voice in a 7 minute animation explaining horizontal governing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wywMhg604W8. utopiacornucopia.org ( http://utopiacornucopia.org )

And am the founder of a mostly latino artist eco community in Ecuador since 2012 (chambalabamba.org ( http://chambalabamba.org )).


Rick Cross Mon 29 Mar

Leona Johnson is a wonderful communicator from the 8 Shields community . She has a podcast interviewing cultural creatives and ecological practitioners . She is based in Hendon Bridge.


Luke Flegg Mon 29 Mar

Thanks Rick! I would like to talk to her.


Luke Flegg Mon 5 Apr

@Rick Cross are you able to introduce us? I'm planning to make a decision soon!


Rick Cross Mon 5 Apr

Hi Luke,I have copied this to Leona so you can explore if she might be able to help.


Rick Cross Sat 15 May

Further thoughts from John who was not able to join us:

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Mofwoofoo Sat 15 May

Hola, you are welcome to use this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wywMhg604W8&t=3s. utopiacornucopia.org ( http://utopiacornucopia.org )


Barnaby Flynn Mon 29 Mar

There's a webinar tomorrow night hosted by members of the Global Democracy Initiative, of which Global People Power is one. I have invited  World Citizens AssemblyGlobal Assembly, Progressives International and XR CAs along. I now consider networked Earth, national and local citizens' assemblies to be the more immediately scalable and accessible way to create global policies to tackle global problems. There may be someone attending who you could ask Luke. Hello Luke by the way. xx


Luke Flegg Mon 29 Mar

Great! Thank you, I'll try to join x


Grant Peisley Mon 29 Mar

Luke, happy to talk to you about our climate assemblies project in nw Wales. Please see here: http://www.deg.wales/gwyrddni/?lang=en

I don't think I fit your under-represented group, unless Welsh speakers is what you're after.


Luke Flegg Mon 29 Mar

Noted! Thank you Grant, I'll come back to this.


John Whiten Mon 29 Mar

Hi Luke

Sounds brilliant, exactly what is needed!

I am in the UK CA working group for XR and can ask if there is someone who could present for you or have a look in my wider network for someone who meets your demographic..
"an under represented demographic in politics"

I do know someone in Northern Ireland who would be great as she's a working class young single mother.

Failing that I'd be interested but I am a middle class 43 year old white male based in South Wales!




Luke Flegg Mon 29 Mar

Thank you John! I would be delighted to be connected to her or anyone you would recommend. My phone number and Telegram is +447851054199 http://t.me/lflegg


Luke Flegg Mon 5 Apr

@John Whiten I'm following up on your message again


Mags Mon 29 Mar

Hi Luke - I help coordinate a grassroots democracy project, Trust the People (www.trustthepeople.earth) and this sounds like something our team might be interested in helping out with. I certainly would be! I'm a white cis female <-- definitely unrepresented in politics but not as much as others. If you're interested in a chat let me know at info@trustthepeople.earth. Cheers, Mags


Luke Flegg Mon 29 Mar

I'll message you, thanks Mags :)


Mofwoofoo Tue 30 Mar

Hola Luke, I am not sure if you have received this, so forgive me if its a repeat:

Hola, I produced, wrote, and did the voice for this 7 minute animation explaining horizontal governance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wywMhg604W8. So, I know a lot about assemblies, having had contact with people in Rojava, Syria which has been using this method of governance/organizing for about 9 years.


Tom (Mofwoofoo) Osher utopiacornucopia.orgchambalabamba.org


Esther Lie Tue 30 Mar

Hi Luke - thanks for this post, sounds exciting and much needed! How much of an expert do they need to be on CAs, and when will it take place? I have a background in community engagement and presenting (mainly live, e.g. science shows, talks etc.) and have been active in XR for the past 2 years, largely samba and outreach. In the last rebellion i delivered and trained people on Train Talks and over the summer took part in the Trust the People training. Super interested in climate assemblies and alternative democratic tools (curious, but not an expert!), and keen to run some as part of our Climate Action Network at work. Interested in how this complements other organising work such as by Citizens UK. Give me a shout if this sounds like a good fit! :)

More info on my experience here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/esther-lie-09a83170/

And very impromptu talking about citizens assemblies here at 59 mins, hah! https://fb.watch/4yPBadyHia/


Luke Flegg Tue 30 Mar

Ester, let's chat! http://t.me/lflegg +447851054199