Actual World, Possible Future

The lives and work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom.
Ostroms The Movie
Minneapolis, Minnesota
United States
1 Team Member

Design by: Kate Meyers

Actual World, Possible Future


Workshop Colleagues Julia and Wal Duany Discuss South Sudan

Harini Nagendra, Lin Ostrom, and Kaikondrahhalli Lake, Bangalore, India

Vincent Ostrom and the Alaska Constitution

Vincent Ostrom and the Alaska Constitution

Barbara and Lin boarding the flight to Stockholm, Sweden (See the Lin's Nobel Lecture)

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Produced by Screen Porch Films

  Crafting Films with Vision & Purpose

Screen Porch Films, working with documentary film director/writer and political scientist, Barbara Allen have entered the post-production phase of a five-year project to tell the story of the  Ostrom. Support for the pre-production phase of the film has come from small grants, in-kind support from Carleton College, the Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana, University and the personal investment of time and money from director, Barbara Allen.

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    Bamboo utensils embossed with film title. All in an environmentally friendly non-woven pouch. Great alternative to plastic. Helps to eliminate single use, disposable cutlery.

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    10 ounce foldable water bottle imprinted with film title. Bottle stands upright when full. Clip holds the bottle in the folded position when empty. Clean it in your dishwasher!

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    A flash drive embossed with the film’s title and a first cut of the film loaded onto it.

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    Your name will appear in the film’s credits as a Producer—a true collaborator in preserving the legacy of the Ostroms to be shared around the world. Plus a bamboo flash drive.

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    Tickets to the premiere in a theater in Minneapolis as well as dinner with director Barbara Allen. Dinner is on us. Airfare and lodging not included. Plus a signed copy of the final DVD.

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    A screening of the film at your college/university, organization or city plus a Q and A with the director. Barbara’s airfare and lodging not included. Plus a signed copy of the final DVD along with institutional license.

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