Occupy Wall Street has captured the imagination of people all over the world with the prospect of a more participatory, people-powered future. We at ISEC are particularly excited that the Occupy Movement is focusing its critique on corporate control.
We have been working for many years to scale back the power of corporations by building a new economy–one based on an economics of localization. A central part of that work is to point out not only on the abuses of large-scale business and finance, but also the systemic benefits of a shift to the local – towards economies built upon local food, locally-owned businesses, banks and credit unions, decentralized renewable energy, place-based educational models, and so on.
We hope that General Assemblies and Occupy Movement groups will engage in dialogue about these issues. To spur this discussion, we are offering free public screenings of our hour-long, award-winning documentary, The Economics of Happiness, at Occupy events and encampments.
Since we’re not able to visit all the thousands of Occupy groups, we’re extending an open invitation to any individuals around the world to act on our behalf (go to this website to see if there is a group in your area). Help build the movement by arranging a free screening of The Economics of Happiness, and spurring a discussion about locally-based solutions to corporate globalization.
We only ask that you tell us where and when you’ll be showing the film. Any feedback about responses to the screening would also be appreciated. If you’d like to know more, contact us.