Slow Food MV Presents :
Going Local To Solve Our Global Crisis : A New Documentary To Screen In Chilmark
An award-winning documentary film, THE ECONOMY OF HAPPINESS, will be shown at the Chilmark Community Center, Saturday, April 7, with special guest Helena Norberg-Hodge, the documentary’s creator. The event, which includes a soup dinner, is sponsored by Slow Food Martha’s Vineyard
Five years in the making, THE ECONOMY OF HAPPINESS is a global tour-de-force—going beyond identifying problems, it outlines realistic solutions, drawing inspiration from the emerging worldwide movement for economic localization—urban gardens in Detroit, Transition Towns, hands-on education in Japan, community farming in India, cultural preservation in Peru. All around the world, people are resisting globalization and consolidation of corporate power and coming together to rebuild more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – the economics of happiness.. The film shows that the solutions to our most pressing environmental, economic and social crises can simultaneously improve our quality of life.
THE ECONOMY OF HAPPINESS features acclaimed economists, environmentalists and scholars including Vandana Shiva, Zac Goldsmith, Bill McKibben, David Korten, Juliet Schor, Richard Heinberg, Bhutanese film director Khyentse Norbu, and the first Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, Samdhong Rinpoche.
“A powerful film that cuts deeply to the heart of the global crisis. Magnificent!” says David Suzuki, television presenter and environmentalist.
Author and philosopher Joanna Macy writes: “It is good news indeed to find so persuasive an explanation of our ailing world as THE ECONOMY OF HAPPINESS. This film connects the dots between climate chaos, economic meltdown, and our own personal suffering—stress, loneliness, and depression.”
Zac Goldsmith, a member of the UK parliament, called it “A must-see film for the future of the planet.”
Tickets for the event will be available at the door :
$5 for the film or $10 for a soup dinner/film.
Dinner starts at 6 p.m., followed by the movie at 7; discussion with Helena at 8.
For additional information, contact :
Film Production Contact
International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC)
PO Box 9475 Berkeley CA 94709
Official Trailer :