The Economics of Happiness - Screening Update

We blogged about this film back in February and thanks to Social Innovation Sydney will now get a chance to see it.

The screening will be held at COFA on May 5, 2011 and will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s director, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Jon Dee of Planet Ark and Do Something & NSW Australian of the Year, Gareth Johnston of Live Local.

“Localization is about connection,” says Norberg-Hodge. “It is about re-establishing our interdependence with others as well as with the natural world around us. And this connection is fundamental to our very happiness.”

Watch the trailer here.

Tickets are $15 and available from Eventbrite

For more information please call Michelle on 0415 092 298 or email

Read a review by the Huffington Post


Anonymous said...

Yay! Wish I could be there. But if you are in Melbourne, we are hosting the first screening of Fixing the Future:

Did you know? Victoria is part of a growing international movement to improve our local economies.
What does this mean? It means more jobs, stronger local businesses and a healthier community. And, guess what? You can be a part of this movement.
On 7 November 2012 find out how.
WHAT: Australian premiere documentary screening of Fixing the Future
WHEN: 6pm, Wednesday 7 November 2012
WHERE: Upstairs at 1000 Pound Bend 361 Little Lonsdale St Melbourne
$25 Admission (make it a team building event – 20% off for bookings of 5 or more, enter ‘Group’ at checkout)
Hosted by:
In Fixing the Future, public media star David Brancaccio (of Marketplace and NOW on PBS) visits locations across America that are attempting a revolution: the reinvention of the American economy. By featuring communities using sustainable and innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity, Fixing the Future inspires hope and renewal amidst economic collapse. The film highlights effective local practices such as: community banking, local business alliances, time banking/exchange, worker cooperatives and local currencies.
And we will be there to talk about how YOU can get involved in efforts to reclaim our local economy!
Buy tickets here:
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