ReInventing The World Series
Work and Time
A program about stress. How we can overcome being over-worked and out of time?
Directed by David Springbett and Heather MacAndrew
Produced by Asterisk Productions, Ltd.
Host and Narrator: Des Kennedy
Produced in association with Vision TV
What is work? Why is it important? What's changed about work in our globalized, corporatized world? Why are we either overworked, under-worked or out of work? Why don't we have enough time for the things we say are most important in our lives? What are we 'saving time' for anyway?
"An honest and revealing examination of the nature of employment in our society." Alternatives Journal
This program examines work and time as intertwined problems in our fast-forward lives and why it's become increasingly harder to find balance.
Jeremy Rifkin, Matthew Fox, Paul Hawken, Barbara Moses, Sally Lerner, Stewart Brand, and "El Vez", the Mexican Elvis impersonator, are some of the people who offer ideas on what work and time mean and how we can get to a more equitable place in our lives.
Other programs in the series are:
Food - Devising a sustainable food system -- one that is healthy, accessible, and affordable.
Cities - Is "sustainable cities" an oxymoron or can they be made to work?
Grade Level: 7-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2000
Copyright Date: 2000
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-274-2
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-835-9
"Begins by examining the social practices and public policies that have lead to a rapid-paced, technology dependent, time-consuming business world that breeds discontent and frustration. It then goes on to discuss possible solutions and alternative lifestyles...An honest and revealing examination of the nature of employment in our society."
"Emphasizing the need to balance the demands of work and still make time for meaningful activities, the program also looks at the differences between a job and a career, suggests ways to avoid the squirrel in a cage syndrome, and encourages viewers to examine societal values toward work...Highly recommended."
***1/2 Video Librarian
Awards and Festivals
American Psychological Association Convention
Garden tour that proves that growing food can be an avenue to social change.
Economics and its relation to social change and our lifestyles.
ReInventing the World II
Two 50-minute videos that offer practical solutions to the big problems affecting all of us.
Leading thinkers explore community, work, time, values, and change.
Diagnoses the "disease" of materialism and prescribes its antidote, simple living.
Escape from Affluenza
Simple living and its rewards.
Living the Good Life
A portrait of the daily life of America's most famous back-to-the-landers.