Archive for environmental economics

The Economics of Happiness (2011)

Posted in Documentary, Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Steven Gorelick, Helena Norberg-Hodge, John Page
Producer: Helena Norberg-Hodge
Genre: Documentary
Country: Australia
Language: English /
AR / CN / DE / EN / ES / FR / HI / IT / JP / PT / RO / RU subtitles

Voices from Six Continents.

The Economics of Happiness features a calling for systemic economic change. The documentary describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. While government and big business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power, people around the world are resisting those policies and working 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.

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Alma (2010)

Posted in Documentary, Independent Film, Philosophy, Psychology, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 22, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Patrick Rouxel
Producer: Patrick Rouxel
Genre: Documentary / Independent Film
Country: United States
Language: English / None

The devastating effect of the cattle industry on the Amazonian rainforest in Brazil.

Patrick Rouxel has dedicated his time to making films aimed at raising awareness of deforestation, loss of biodiversity, and the ethical treatment of animals. In Alma, Rouxel continues his visual poetry into the world’s forests and industries that are destroying them, heading to Brazil to explore the devastating impacts of the cattle industry. The film offers an exposition of a cowboy culture and the millions of animals used to satisfy our voracious global appetite for meat and dairy products. The film wanders from forest to pasture to rodeo to slaughterhouse to market to tannery.

In essence, Alma is a journey into the soul of humanity and a testimony of the damage inflicted by humans on the natural world.

Our Daily Bread / Unser täglich Brot (2005)

Posted in Documentary, Philosophy, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 21, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Producer: Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Wolfgang Widerhofer
Genre: Documentary
Country: Germany / Austria
Language: German / Polish / None

A realistic view on the internal workings of multiple food production companies in our modern society.

Our Daily Bread is a wide-screen tableau of a feast which isn’t always easy to digest – and in which we all take part. A pure, meticulous and high-end film experience that enables the audience to form their own ideas. The film depicts how modern food production companies employ technology to maximize efficiency, consumer safety and profit. It consists mainly of actual working situations without voice-over narration or interviews as the director tries to let viewers form their own opinion on the subject. The names of the companies where the footage was filmed are purposely not shown.

The Crisis of Civilization (2011)

Posted in Documentary, Feature Length, Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Dean Puckett
Producer: Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed, Lucca Benney
Genre: Documentary / Feature Length
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

Aware, Alert, Alive!
A powerful critique of a failed global system and a manifesto for constructive social change.

The Crisis of Civilization is a remix documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. Proving that ‘another world’ is not merely possible, but on its way.

The real solution is to recognize the inevitability of civilization change, and to work toward a fundamental systemic transformation based on more participatory forms of living, politically, economically and culturally.

Occupy Love (2012)

Posted in Documentary, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Velcrow Ripper
Producer: Velcrow Ripper
Genre: Documentary
Country: Canada
Language: English

You cant evict an idea whose time has come.

Occupy Love will be a moving, transformative feature documentary that asks the question: how are the economic and ecological crises we are facing today a great love story?

Occupy Love explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning. The old paradigm that concentrates wealth, founded on the greed of the few, is causing economic and ecological collapse. The resulting crisis has become the catalyst for a profound awakening: millions of people are deciding that enough is enough – the time has come to create a new world, a world that works for all life.

Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein (2012)

Posted in Documentary, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 10, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Ian MacKenzie
Producer: Ian MacKenzie, Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill
Genre: Documentary / Short / Web
Country: United States
Language: English / CN / FR / IT / PT / DE / ES / RO / EN subtitles

The idea of the commons, resource-based economics, as well as a social dividend.

Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth.

Today, these trends have reached their extreme – but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.

~ Extropic Ideal ~

Posted in Philosophy, Psychology, Science with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

~ Extropic Ideal ~

Our times demand the declaration of the world’s resources as the common heritage of all people.
~ Jacque Fresco ~