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The Secret of Change is a documentary series that follows a journey of discovery, visiting Transition initiatives and other projects along the West Coast of North America that are taking steps towards a more resilient and more sustainable future. 

This fascinating grass roots movement, which originally started in the UK, is designed to empower individuals and communities to take action to create a more sustainable world. It the ten years since it’s inception the Transition movement has spread far and wide, reaching villages, towns and cities in over 40 countries.

Fledgling British filmmakers Chris Bettles and Zoe Moyden, inspired by the success of Transition and driven by their belief that a better, more sustainable world can become a reality, have embarked upon a journey to meet the people behind Transition initiatives and other grass-roots community projects In North America. 


Starting out in the UK where the movement began, and traveling to Canada, they make their way down to Southern California equipped with nothing more than their filming equipment and two large rucksacks

In the true spirit of the Transition movement, Chris and Zoe are keen to show what can be achieved by ‘just doing stuff.’ They do not have years of experience in the film industry but their shared passion for creativity and sharing stories of positive action is what has led them to create this series.

Made in partnership with CLOSE Ltd and film stills of the project are available,