Shift Change

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Hilda Cullen 206.443.6791

SHIFT CHANGE is an inspiring documentary film produced by award-winning Northwest filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin.

At a time when many are disillusioned with big banks, big business, and growing inequality in the United States, employee ownership offers one of the solutions for workers and communities. SHIFT CHANGE visits thriving cooperative businesses in the U.S. and Spain, sharing on-the-ground experiences from the worker-owners on the front lines of the new economy.

SHIFT CHANGE, first released during the U.N.-declared International Year of Cooperatives (2012), airs on KCTS 9 on April 6 at 5:00 pm. The film will be available for broadcast on PBS stations via NETA beginning July 1, 2014.


Equal Exchange Espresso, Ballard neighborhood, Seattle, (Melissa Young photo)
Troy Vadakan bakes at Arizmendi Valencia bakery, San Francisco (Myleen Hollero photo)
Mallory White of Equal Exchange checks coffee roast, Massachusetts, (Mark Dworkin photo)
Danielle LaFond tests coffee quality at Equal Exchange. West Bridgewater, Massachusetts (Mark Dworkin photo)
Keith Parkham  explains the energy efficient equipment at Evergreen  Cooperative Laundry, Cleveland, (Mark Dworkin photo)
Rebecca Kemble drives for Union Cab, a cooperative in Madison WI, (Mark Dworkin photo)
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