As of today, Own the Change: Building Economic Democracy one Worker Cooperative at a Time has been watched over ten thousand times for free on YouTube. It’s also been screened in community centers and organizing spaces across the country. Recently, a few groups that used it have started to reach out to us because they wanted to know more resources on cooperatives and especially ones in other languages. Spanish, Vietnamese, and more.
After a number of discussions, we decided we wanted to let everyone know that they can watch and screen Own the Change, a powerful worker cooperative resource, in a wide variety of languages. Because Own the Change is free and on YouTube, you can use YouTube’s service to translate the captions that come with the documentary into subtitles for other languages. (However, we can’t guarantee how accurate they are, but our understanding is that they are pretty good.) The process simple, just follow these steps:
On the bottom of the YouTube player, click the CC (closed captions) button. This will turn closed captions on.
Next, click the settings button – the wheel next to the CC button.
Then, make sure where it says Annotations at the top of the settings menu is turned ON. Bellow that, click on the option that says Subtitles/CC. It may either say “English” or “Translate Captions” there. Either way, click it.
Then click on the “Translate captions” option that appears in the drop-down.
You will get a “Translate” option in the middle of the screen that looks like this.
Click on the first language option available and a scroll down menu will reveal itself. Once it does, use the scroll bar on the right side of the menu (circled in red below) to go down the list and choose your option. Click on your option, then choose OK! For example, here is us searching for translating the worker co-op documentary into Spanish.
Once you do, Google will translate the film for you! This way, you can watch or screen Own the Change in any language that is available – and there are many! We hope this guide was helpful.