Bullfrog Films
50 minutes
Closed Captioned

Grades 10-12, College, Adult

Directed by David Springbett and Heather MacAndrew
Produced by Asterisk Productions

DVD Purchase $250, Rent $80
VHS Purchase $250, Rent $80

US Release Date: 2001
Copyright Date: 2001
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-275-0
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-906-1

Subjects
American Studies
Canadian Studies
Capitalism
Community
Economics
Ethics
Globalization
International Studies
Local Economies
Marketing and Advertising
Sociology

Awards and Festivals
Second Place, EarthVision International Environmental Video Festival
Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival
ReInventing The World II Series
Economics

Economics and its relation to social change and our lifestyles.


ECONOMICS takes an insightful look at the modern economic system and its purported benefit to global society. It denounces the myths that everything has a price tag, purchasing things will bring people happiness, and that wealth, happiness, and fulfillment are inseparable from money. It asserts that focusing on human and natural capital can truly benefit society and suggests that the values of life outweigh financial values. Featured are David Korten and Maude Barlow, along with Paul Hawken, Amory and Hunter Lovins and the ideas presented in their book Natural Capitalism.

ECONOMICS, and its companion program CULTIVATING CHANGE, from the second installment of REINVENTING THE WORLD, introduce us to innovative people, and their ideas for practical solutions to the big problems affecting all of us. Hosted by Canadian author, gardener, and activist Des Kennedy, both programs offer clear alternatives to the questions we are all facing at the beginning of this new millennium.

The other program in the series is Cultivating Change.

Web Page: http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/econ.html