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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, people around the world are resisting those policies – 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.
Available for free download is our 74-page Discussion Guide and Companion to the film, a resource designed for student use and informal discussion groups. It follows the film, chapter by chapter, expanding on the arguments and pointing to a wealth of new resources for further learning, reflection and action. To download the pdf, go to localfutures.org/the-economics-of-happiness/the-film/economics-happiness-discussion-guide-companion-film/
"A powerful new film that cuts deeply to the heart of the global crisis. Magnificent!"
– David Suzuki, Television presenter and environmentalist
Best Direction, EKOFilm 2011, Czech Republic
Best in Show, Cinema Verde Film Festival
Golden Palm Award, Mexico International Film Festival
Judges' Selection (Theme of Human Unity), Auroville Film Festival, India
Audience Selection (Theme of Human Unity), Auroville Film Festival, India
Bronze Award, Oregon Environmental Film Festival
Aloha Accolade Award, Honolulu Film Awards
Award of Merit, Accolade Film Awards