ReInventing The World II Series
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.
Directed by David Springbett and Heather MacAndrew
Produced by Asterisk Productions
Host and Narrator: Des Kennedy
Produced in association with Vision TV
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.
Grade Level: 10-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 2001
Copyright Date: 2001
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-275-0
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-906-1
Awards and Festivals
Second Place, EarthVision International Environmental Video Festival
Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival
Marketing and Advertising
Garden tour that proves that growing food can be an avenue to social change.
ReInventing the World II
Two 50-minute videos that offer practical solutions to the big problems affecting all of us.
ReInventing The World
Three 50-minute programs on creating sustainable cities, food systems, and lifestyles.
Is "sustainable cities" an oxymoron or can they be made to work?
Devising a sustainable food system -- one that is healthy, accessible, and affordable.
Work and Time
A program about stress. How we can overcome being over-worked and out of time?
Democracy à la Maude
A Canadian woman leads the fight against unjust corporate globalization, and for social justice.
Lovins on the Soft Path
Hunter and Amory Lovins make the case for energy efficiency and energy conservation.