Coops on Camera is a series of films documenting inspiring cooperative stories from different corners of the world and a diversity of sectors. What all featured cooperatives have in common is a capacity to drive social, economic, and environmental sustainability through innovation and the full engagement of their members.

Follow us in this exciting journey to discover the power of change through collective action!


The filmmakers

The filmmakers, Sara Vicari and Andrea Mancori, put together their respective backgrounds in the research and audiovisual fields to create these videos that can be considered scientific research captured in a film. Therefore, these films condensate the analysis provided by the scientific methodology and the power of the storytelling.

Find out more about the filmmakers in this interview:

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The film series is a collaboration between the ICA-EU Partnership on international cooperative development and to give the voice to cooperators who, with their work and vision, bring a positive transformation in their communities.

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Cooperatives and SDGs

Cooperatives are effective vehicles of sustainable development in all types of contexts. Based on the stories, the following short videos look at the key elements whereby the cooperative model contributes to the advancement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in particular SDG 5, SDG 8 and SDG 16.

  • 5 Gender Equality
  • 8 Decent work and economic growth
  • 16 Peace, justice, and strong institutions