Archive for happiness 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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The Meatrix (2003)

Posted in Animation, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Psychology with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Louis Fox
Producer: Louis Fox, Jonah Sachs
Genre: Animation / Short
Country: United States
Language: English / CN / DE / FR / ES / PT / IT / RU / EN subtitles

A four-minute animation that spoofs the Matrix films and highlights the problems caused by factory farming and industrial agricultural practices.

The films are humorous and creative satires that use pop culture and entertainment to educate viewers about the food they eat and where it comes from. All the films feature three superhero farm animals including Leo, the young pig who wonders if he is “the one”, Chickity, the feathered family farm defender, and Moopheus, the trench-coat-clad cow with a passion for green pastures as they expose the problems with factory farming while making the world safe for sustainable family farms.

It was made by the green messaging firm Free Range Studios and Sustainable Table in 2003 as a commissioned project for GRACE Communications Foundation, and two sequels were released in 2006, titled The Meatrix II: Revolting, and The Meatrix II ½.

Earthlings (2005)

Posted in Documentary, Feature Length, Independent Film, Philosophy, Psychology, World Cinema with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2014 by SiNgUlIbRiUm

Director: Shaun Monson
Producer: Shaun Monson, Maggie Q
Genre: Documentary / Feature Length
Country: United States
Language: English / CN / DE / FR / ES / PT / RU / EN subtitles

A powerful and informative documentary about society’s treatment of animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby.

Earthlings is a feature-length documentary about humankind’s absolute economic dependence on animals raised as pets, food, clothing, entertainment and for scientific research. Using hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices at some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. Powerful, informative and thought-provoking, Earthlings is by far the most comprehensive documentary ever produced on the correlation between nature, animals and human economic interests.

~ Inverse Relation ~

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

~ Inverse Relation ~

Generosity is giving more than you can,
and pride is taking less than you need.
~ Kahlil Gibran ~