Bank Locally – Claim Your Change

Claim Your Change- Bank Local – TEDx Talk

July 2009

Did you know that centralized banks are the main funders of environmentally harmful industries such as nuclear, coal, and clear cutting logging companies?
And did you know that your deposits into centralized banks can be used toward these destructive loans?
In this short film, we take a trip to Constitucion, Chile, to show how deposits in Bank of America could be used to fund a proposed coal-fired power plant that would essentially destroy the local fishing village and world-class surf spot.
To learn more, watch the video and check out our “resources” section.

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Host A Show

Want to host a screening? Great! Here are 5 steps to get started:


Setup a computer and stream it online with friends in the room.

If you can’t make this happen we would be happy to mail a DVD, it just might take some time because there’s a good change we’ll be out shooting on location for a new film.


Choose your space.

You can show the film in your backyard, living room, school, university, church, library…wherever…just make sure there’s a power supply!


Set up the technology.

The space you choose will determine the technology you need. The basic components are: power supply, computer with hi-res digital copy of movie, speakers, digital projector or TV, appropriate cables, and screen. If your space doesn’t have all the necessary components, you can rent equipment on the cheap.
The basics: connect the video signal from your computer to the projector/TV; connect the audio signal from your computer to the speakers/TV. If you’re renting a projector, the company can tell you the details of how it works. Easy peasy!


Host the event, discuss, and take pictures!

This is the fun part. Enjoy and don’t forget to take pictures of the screening!


Send us your pictures!

Let us know how your screening went… email pictures to and tag us in social media posts on Facebook and Instagram.

Other Resources

Find out more

Move Our Money
Working to move $1 billion out of the big banks, specifically focusing on JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America and Wells Fargo.

Community Bank Locator
Find a community bank in your neighborhood.

Where Would Jesus Bank? (And Other Good Folks Too)
A great educational resource.