Join us for a special screening of ‘The Economics of Happiness’, a documentary about the worldwide movement for localization. A Q&A with the film-maker and founder of Local Futures, Helena Norberg-Hodge will follow the documentary. This screening will be held at The Adelaide Sustainability Centre at 7pm on Thursday 9 June.
Both hard‐hitting and inspiring, ‘The Economics of Happiness’ demonstrates that millions of people across the world are already engaged in building a better world – that small scale initiatives are happening on a large scale. The film shows that countless initiatives are united around a common cause: rebuilding more democratic, human scale, ecological and local economies – the foundation of an ‘economics of happiness’. The film features a chorus of voices from six continents calling for systemic economic change, including David Korten, Bill McKibben, Vandana Shiva, Rob Hopkins, Richard, Heinberg, Juliet Schor, Michael Shuman, Helena Norberg‐Hodge, and Samdhong Rinpoche ‐ the Prime Minister of Tibetʹs government in exile.
The film will be followed by a Q&A with film-maker and founder of Local Futures, Helena Norberg-Hodge.
“It is good news indeed to find so persuasive an explanation of our ailing world as ‘The Economics of Happiness.’ This film connects the dots between climate chaos, economic meltdown, and our own personal suffering‐‐stress, loneliness, and depression. It presents the localization movement as a systemic alternative to corporate globalization, as well as a strategy that brings community and meaning to our lives.” (Joanna Macy, author World as Lover, World as Self)
6pm Community Dinner – bring a plate of food to share
7pm Screening of ‘Economics of Happiness’
8.30pm Q&A with Helena Norberg-Hodge (via Skype)
111 Franklin St
Adelaide, SA 5000
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