September 27: “Economics of Happiness”


Join the Thunder Bay Environmental Film Network (celebrating our 10th anniversary) for “the Economics of Happiness” on Tuesday September 27th, 7:30 PM at Confederation College Shuniah Theatre. Admission is free, donations are appreciated and the post-film discussion will be economical and happy. This is a scent free event. Bring everyone and Google us for more details and follow the green arrows at the college!

the Economics of Happiness

Directors: Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick and John Page
68 min
USA 2011.

Best in Show: Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival 2011


“Going local” is a powerful strategy to help repair our fractured world—our ecosystems, our societies and our selves.

A central paradox defines our time: although the economy is growing, we are working longer and longer hours and our new comforts and luxuries have not brought us happiness. While the ever-expanding global economy is creating immense wealth for the few, it is leaving the majority worse off. Climate change, unstable financial markets, growing inequality, senseless war, fundamentalism: people know something is fundamentally wrong. Across the world they are coming together in the spirit of resistance and renewal. A movement is growing to re-create more just and sustainable communities and re-invent economies based on a new paradigm–an economics of happiness.

The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions: while government and Big Business push for a globalized economy based on high technology and increased trade, people all over the world are working from the grassroots to nurture smaller scale, ecological, local economies.

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. The Economics of Happiness restores our faith in humanity, and challenges us to believe that it is possible to build a better world.


The 7th Festival is over! A huge thank you to our audience, our many volunteers and sponsors for a fantastic 5 day event showcasing such incredible, hard hitting and beautiful films! See you in 2017 and at our next monthly film screening. (the third wednesday of each month until June)

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