The Economics of Happiness is a one-hour film that vividly documents the impact of economic globalization on communities around the world, and advocates for economic localization as a viable, vibrant alternative.
The film documents the harmful effects of globalization on the environment and human culture, and demonstrates that millions of people are already engaged in building a better world by rebuilding more democratic, human-scale, and ecological local economies.
The Economics of Happiness was written, directed, and produced by Helena Norberg-Hodge, a pioneer of the "new economy" movement and founder of the International Society for Ecology and Culture.
The film features environmental and sustainability activists from six continents, including Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology at Boston College; David Korten, author of Agenda for a New Economy, Vandana Shiva, founder of Navdanya International; Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org; Michael Shuman, director of research and economic development at the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies; and Richard Heinberg, author of The End of Growth, among others.
Simply Living of Central Ohio is hosting a screening of The Economics of Happiness on Monday, September 16 at the Grandview Theatre, 1247 Grandview Avenue. A mixer with light food and conversation begins at 5 p.m. and the film starts at 6 p.m. A Q&A session with a panel of experts will follow the film.
For more information, contact Carol Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org.