The Economics of Happiness
Our award-winning film spells out the social, spiritual, and ecological costs of today’s global economy while highlighting the multiple benefits of economic localization. Featuring Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten, and others. The film has been translated to 27 languages (see below).
“A remarkable new documentary… Get a copy of this DVD. Then get the kids. Pull them away from their smartphones and video games… And show them this movie.”
“A powerful message about globalization: it is the small, local economies that are preserving traditions, cultures, and communities.”
“This passionate film presents a clear and articulate vision of what a shift in the scale at which we do things would look like…Very timely and powerful.”
“A powerful new film that cuts deeply to the heart of the global crisis. Magnificent!”
The Economics of Happiness offers not only a big-picture analysis of globalization, but a powerful message of hope for the future. The thinkers and activists we interviewed for the film come from every continent, and represent the interests of the great majority of people on the planet today.
To initiate discussion and inspire local initiatives we encourage everyone to host a community screening of our films and short videos.
This guide expands on the arguments made in The Economics of Happiness film, and points to a wealth of resources for further learning, reflection and action. This is invaluable for community screenings.
Our do-it-yourself toolkit helps community groups kick-start effective global-to-local action.
The film has been translated into 27 languages. You can find translated versions of the film below. Most of these are available to view online for free. The English-language DVD also has options for subtitles in Spanish, French, and English and can be ordered from our online store.
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