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    The Constellation began its work in 2004. During more than a decade we have worked with numerous communities and organizations throughout the world so that they become aware of their capacity to deal with their challenges and pursue their common dream. In this process we have learnt a lot from them and it is our intention to continue accompanying them.

    However, now that we have collected many positive experiences and outcomes we recognise that we will not reach out to a world where communities take action based on their strengths to achieve their shared dream simply by creating more and more partnerships. On the contrary, we feel the time has come to inspire others to use this approach for themselves and explore the possibilities they have at hand.

    We believe film is the best tool available to illustrate the richness inherent in the change process of a community. These are exciting times for creatively linking social programs with the powerful world of visual communication. Images are ubiquitous and the public understanding and reading of these images is increasingly sophisticated. Visual arguments are often both more accessible and more compelling than written academic-style texts. So, we firmly want to use of the storytelling potential of films to reach out and very quickly give a nuanced sense of the context in which our communities are flourishing.

    Therefore, our aim with this proposal is to collect support to produce a series of short films so other communities (but also decision makers and individual human beings) can feel invited to initiate a similar journey and start applying this human, innovative and appreciative methodology to their specific realities. As a result of these films, our objective is to contribute to a world where more and more communities will feel safe and equipped to take ownership of their challenges. And also, we expect that leaders and decision-makers around the world start recognizing that solutions are in fact emerging from the bottom up.

    Finally, the act of documenting our story will also help the communities that are going to participate in this project to be more conscious of the depth of their experience of the process as they learn and adapt. As we will be inviting various actors in the storyline they will realise that they are part of an important story, which will in turn motivate their positive action even more.