"The Economics of Happiness" Documentary Screening

6 Oct 2016

"The Economics of Happiness" Documentary Screening

3:15pm

BALE Commons

​Screening of the provocative documentary "The Economics of Happiness" and a live discussion with director Stephen Gorelick on his monumental film. Come mingle with members of the greater Royalton community and share your knowledge about environmental issues while learning something new.


The film:The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, 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, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. This film goes to six continents to witness communities coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localizationCo-sponsored by BALE and Local Futures. 


Trailer Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkdnFYDbiBE​


Synopsis: "'The Economics of Happiness' features a chorus of voices from six continents calling for systemic economic change. The documentary describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, 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, far from the old institutions of power, they're starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm - an economics of localization."

Questions? Concerns? Contact Nansi Singh at NansiSingh@vermontlaw.edu