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*VV Sponsors "The Economics of Happiness" at the CoDev World Community Film Festival

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*VV Sponsors "The Economics of Happiness" at the CoDev World Community Film Festival

Time: February 12, 2012 from 1:15pm to 3pm
Location: Langara College
Event Neighbourhood and Type: langara, film, happines, transition, community, economics
Organized By: Village Vancouver and CoDev World Film Festival
Latest Activity: Feb 7, 2012

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The Economics of Happiness

Sun 1:15 pm Theatre 1

72 min. 2011

Fimmakers: Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick, and John Page

This film examines how economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking, worsening nearly every problem we face. The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. Government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re-regulation of trade and finance and starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together with initiatives such as Transition Towns to rebuild more human scale, ecological economies.

Voices from six continents tell us that climate change and peak oil give us little choice: we need to localize to bring the economy home. The good news is that, as we move in this direction, we will begin not only to heal the earth but also to restore our own sense of well-being. The Economics of Happiness challenges us to believe that it is possible to build a better world.
Best in Show, Cinema Verde Film Festival
theeconomicsofhappiness.org

This film is sponsored by Village Vancouver.

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