Since 2009, Transition Palo Alto and Transition Silicon Valley have hosted Films of Vision and Hope  – educational and thought-provoking films and discussions about creative and resilient solutions to the environmental and social challenges of our time.

Films of Vision and Hope is now part of Fourth Friday, co-sponsored by Transition Palo Alto, Transition Silicon Valley, and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto. Fourth Friday events are held in the Fireside Room at the church, usually 7:30-9:30pm on the Fourth Friday of each month.

For info on the next event, see the “Coming up” list at  Sometimes a film/discussion evening is replaced by a potluck, picnic or other special event, so check the listing each month. Sign up for our Google Groups mailing list to get all the latest info.

If you have ideas for film, speakers, or other topics of interest to our local Transition community, write to

Some films we’ve shown:

A Convenient Truth



Behind the Kitchen Door (presentation/discussion with Saru Jayaramam)

Bicycle Shorts from Street Films


Clean Bin Project

Community by Design


End of Suburbia

Energy Crossroads

Essential Knowledge for Transition – Series by Marco Vangelisti

Establishing a Food Forest

Farmin’ in the Hood

Fossil Fuel Free Film with filmmaker Matt Harnack

Gaining Ground

In Transition

Kilowatt Ours

King Corn

Mix-tape of Occupy videos


Power of Community

Revenge of the Electric Car

Save our Land, Save our Towns

Shift Change

The Yes Men

The Organic Life

Two Angry Moms

Urban Roots

What’s the Economy for, Anyway?

XMAS without China