• <center> La bergerie des Malassis<br>rumine la ville ! </center>

    La bergerie des Malassis
    rumine la ville !

    Des chèvres à quelques minutes du périphérique parisien, ça interpelle. Mais plus intéressante encore est la philosophie des membres de l'association de la bergerie des Malassis : entre réappropriation de la ville, actions concrètes et vie de quartier.

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  • <center> AujourD\

    AujourD'hui restaurons DemAin

    Une épicerie participative, ou plutôt un lieu collectif de proximité, l'ADDA est un véritable petit laboratoire social !

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  • Créons notre vie !

    Créons notre vie !

    Robert Coudray a créé un univers entier dans un seul but : redonner à tous le goût du rêve !

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  • <!--:fr--><center>La Forêt<br>Comestible</center><!--:--><!--:es--><center>El bosque de alimentos</center><!--:--><!--:en--><center>The food<br>forest</center><!--:-->

    The food

    only in french and spanish for the moment, sorry !

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  • <!--:fr--><center>CONSTRUISONS ENSEMBLE</center><!--:--><!--:en--><center>BUILD <br />TOGETHER</center><!--:--><!--:es--><center>CONSTRUIMOS<br>JUNTOS</center><!--:-->


    Self-built wind turbine - A collaborative work that make sense...

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  • <!--:fr--><center>ELEKTRA WAGENRAD</center><!--:--><!--:en--><center>ELEKTRA WAGENRAD</center><!--:--><!--:es--><center>ELEKTRA WAGENRAD</center><!--:-->


    The path of Serenity - Elektra is a german hacker with an universal philosophy...

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  • <center>Strictly<br>Moneyless</center>


    Elf, hacker, strictly moneyless and stateless for over three years !

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Social initiatives you haven’t heard of


Last episodes and projects


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Let’s create our life

A Universe created to awake the desire to dream.


  • 1,293 Raised

    Goal: 1,291

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    budget-bandeau episode 7

    Let’s restore tomorrow

    Since 2008, ADDA is a participative grocery store and much more…


  • 1,408 Raised

    Goal: 1,310

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    budget-bandeau episode 8

    Reinvent our job!

    The baker who reinvented his job to free himself!


  • 1,659 Raised

    Goal: 1,441

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    “Inspiring Citizens”

    The first 7 SideWays shorts films (with english subtitles)


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    Social initiatives you haven’t heard of

    SideWays is a documentary webseries presenting never-before-seen social initiatives through various multimedia episodes.

    With SideWays, we want to showcase positive and original initiatives in which its leaders kickstart innovative approaches to solidarity, often involving an ingenious use of the web.

    These can be seen as pioneering ideas or remedies to the current system, which fewer and fewer people relate to…

    Each episode follows the same format:

    A 5-minute, aesthetically polished video
    a magazine-style multimedia article (with pictures and video)

    SideWays is also a community of people: you are welcome to participate and collaborate on the project. You can:

    volunteer your skills to help the project grow
    √ donate to finance each episode
    √ share the episodes with your friends or organize screening


    An open-source project!


    SideWays is an alternative project both by its content (the topics of the episodes), its set-up (community participation, the traveling truck) and its financing (crowdfunding, free-pricing).

    There are many ways you can contribute to SideWays:

    • Suggest topics of episodes if you have some ideas, feel free to contact us !
    • Skill-based volunteering to ensure quality rendition (reviewing material, web development, translations)
    • Share the episodes with your entourage or screen SideWays episodes during events
    • Donate to our crowdfunding campaigns. Each episode is funded separately. To support us on a long-term basis, feel free to donate to multiple campaigns.

    You have other ideas, contact us !

    To support SideWays:

    Donate to the crowdfunding campaign for our next episode


    Share your skills to help the production

    Skill-based volunteering

    In order to stay as free and creative as possible, we are exploring alternative ways to finance our activity. All those who value our approach and want to see it grow are free to contribute.

    We are passionate about this project. It utilizes our skills and aligns with our interests and philosophy. We are fully committed to its success and for that, money has to remain just a means to an end.

    Contributing to the project can mean donating money (through our crowdfunding campaigns) but it can take many other forms: lending us a hand, skill-based volunteering (web development or translation for example), donating food and non-food items and much more. Ideally, we want to avoid spending money by procuring everything we need from the contributions made by those who support us.

    On this page, you’ll find the list of our needs (material and skill-based).


    We call out to all our suporters, for each episode,
    via our crowndfunding campaigns. The money we raise goes toward our production costs: fuel, materiel, insurance, ect.

    All expenses of the project are here. Ask if you have any question.

    The transparency of our budgets is a given, that is why you’ll find the detail of SideWays’ income and expenses here.



    A year with SideWays – Back to 2015 in numbers, texts and photos

    2015 is the second year 100% SideWays for the two full time volunteers. We would like to share all our activities with a transparency spirit.

    You will find a chronology, projects, and detailed budget report in this document with lots of pictures.

    Download “Une année avec SideWays” in PDF (French – 9,5 mo)

    Annual budget : 11 762€
    Expenses: 39% for daily cost (2 personnes), 31% for transport, 12% for matérial, 8% for communication, 9% investment, 2% for other projects supported.
    Income : 49% for crowdfunding, 29% formations, 10% sell DVD, 8% free price of screening, 4% benefits.

    You can find the episode by episode budget on this page…

    Join the SideWays community

    to share, collaborate, exchange and receive the latest news



    A travelling meeting space in our truck!

    In order to make the most of our travels in the trucks for our different shoots, we decided to convert it into a travelling meeting space: a mobile, friendly space for discussions and exchanges.

    What we want most during our village stops is to foster discussion. We want to bring in what we know and grow thanks to what is given to us. That is why we offer to anyone interested screenings followed by debates based on SideWays episodes as well as training sessions in our domains of expertise (photo, video, graphic design) at free-pricing.