Event Category: OnlineEvent Tags: economics of happiness, ethos foundation, helena norberg-hodge, local futures, morag gamble, permaculture community, and permaculture education institute
JOIN US FOR THE SCREENING & MEET HELENA NORBERG-HODGE
DAY: Monday, March 20, 2023
TIME: 7 – 8:30 pm AEST
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ABOUT THE FILM
The 2022 documentary, PLANET LOCAL: A QUIET REVOLUTION (50 mins) by Local Futures is both a powerful critique of economic globalisation and a celebration of the kaleidoscope of grassroots initiatives that together form a growing movement for change: away from corporate rule towards the true democracy that more local markets make possible.
Away from the screens of the mainstream media, the crude ‘bigger is better’ narrative that has dominated economic thinking for centuries is being challenged. As people work to protect and restore their local economies, their communities, and the natural world, countless diverse initiatives are demonstrating a new path forward for humanity. It’s a path that localises rather than globalises, connects rather than separates, and shows us that human beings need not be the problem – we can be the solution.
The film is built around edited presentations made for an event organised by Local Futures – World Localization Day – featuring prominent thinkers and activists from 6 continents, together with on-the-ground examples of localisation in action, the film highlights some key issues:
– The disproportionate power and influence exerted by a handful of giant multinational corporations
– The role of governments in supporting globalisation — through taxes, subsidies, and regulations
– The madness of “redundant trade” that sees countries routinely importing and exporting identical quantities of identical products
– The crucial connection between localisation and diversity
– The role localisation can play in helping to rebuild community
– The political changes needed to move from here to there
– The “unstoppability” of localisation
WATCH THE TRAILER
Contributors include Vandana Shiva, Russell Brand, Noam Chomsky, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Naomi Klein, Jane Goodall, Iain McGilchrist, Gabor Maté, Brian Eno, Jeremy Lent, and many others.
Produced and created by: Helena Norberg-Hodge
Written and directed by: Helena Norberg-Hodge, Henry Coleman and John Page
Creative direction: Nara Peek-Silva
We screened Planet Local here at the Permaculture Film Club when it was first released in 2022 and was thoroughly enjoyed. If you haven’t seen it, please come to this ‘must-see’ film. If you have already watched it, it is definitely worth a second viewing, and to be part of the global conversation with Helena and Morag.
MEET AND TALK WITH HELENA NORBERG-HODGE
Following the livestream, film club host Morag Gamble will be joined by the filmmaker, Helena Norberg-Hodge, for a discussion and Q&A exploring the quiet revolution that is emerging across the world – with a particular focus on relocalisation of our food system.
ABOUT HELENA NORBERG-HODGE
HELENA NORBERG-HODGE, a pioneer of the new economy movement, is the founder and director of the international non-profit organisation, Local Futures, and the convenor of World Localization Day. She is author of the inspirational classic Ancient Futures, and Local is Our Future and the producer of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness. She is the founder of the International Alliance for Localisation, and a co-founder of the International Forum on Globalization and the Global Ecovillage Network. Helena is a recipient of the Alternative Nobel prize, the Arthur Morgan Award, and the Goi Peace Prize for contributing to “the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide.” Read more about Helena here.
FILM CLUB HOST: MORAG GAMBLE, PERMACULTURE EDUCATION INSTITUTE
ABOUT MORAG GAMBLE
Morag Gamble is the founder of the Permaculture Education Institute teaching permaculture educators on 6 continents. She has lived for a quarter of a century in an award-winning ecovillage and has taught at leading ecological learning centres such as Schumacher College where she met Helena, and subsequently volunteered with her in Ladakh in 1992 and 1995 – a huge inspiration and foundation for diving so deeply into permaculture. Morag’s courses and programs always connect to Helena’s relocalisation and counter-development work. She is also the creator of the Sense-Making in a Changing World Podcast, and the Our Permaculture Life BLOG and YouTube collectively viewed over 10 million times. Morag also hosts the Ethos Fellowship – a 12-month youth leadership program, Ethos Foundation – a registered charity offering free permaculture education for refugees, and mentors and hosts the award-winning global Permayouth.
FILM CLUB SPONSOR: PERMACULTURE EDUCATION INSTITUTE
Permaculture Education Institute, based at Crystal Waters Ecovillage on Gubbi Gubbi country, offers programs to support people around the world to become teachers of permaculture, to activate permaculture communities. The Institute hosts regular global conversations exploring one-planet living and earth restoration – through film, podcast, masterclasses, discussion forums and many courses.
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MARCH PERMACULTURE FILM CLUB PARTNER: LOCAL FUTURES
Local Futures is an international non-profit organization dedicated to renewing ecological and social well-being by strengthening communities and local economies worldwide. In other words: building an economics of happiness. The Local Futures team works from four continents, with main offices in the USA, Australia and the UK. Founder and director Helena Norberg-Hodge is a widely-respected analyst of the global economy’s impacts on communities, local economies, and personal identity around the world.