Kaizen, This is a wonderful film which I first saw last year and thought should be shown at the Zendo. (Helena did a film a few hyears ago about Ladakh, before and after the invasion of globalizadtion - one man says, "we didn't know we were poor till now.")
thought you might want to pass along to VZ list.
From: Linda <LLRousseau@...
To: allsoulsnycpeace <email@example.com
Sent: Tue, Dec 13, 2011 5:58 am
Subject: [All Souls Peace] Sunday, Jan 8, 1pm--The Economics of Happiness
Sunday, January 8, 1 pm, the Chapel
"THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS", A film by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick & John Page (2011, 67 min)
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 financeand, 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.
We hear from a chorus of voices from six continents including Samdhong Rinpoche, the Prime Minister of Tibet's government in exile, Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten and Zac Goldsmith. They 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 restores our faith in humanity and challenges us to believe that it is possible to build a better world.
Sunday, January 8, 2012, The Chapel
All Souls Unitarian Church
1157 Lexington Ave. (@ 80 Street)
New York City (take the #6 train to 77 Street
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