Thursday, July 16, 2009

Documentary Screening: “What’s the Economy For, Anyway?”

There will be a screening of “What’s the Economy For, Anyway?”, a new documentary by John de Graaf on Saturday, July 25th at the newly-opened David Brower Center in Berkeley. Definitely worth checking out. Here are the details:

Saturday, July 25, 2009
7:30 pm
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Admission: $10 donation at the door
Sponsored by Earth Island Institute

Description (from Earth Island Institute)
“’What’s the Economy For, Anyway?’ a new film by producer John de Graaf offers an edgy and timely critique of our consumer-driven model of economic growth and its supreme cost to our planet and the quality of our lives. The film presents facts, entertains, explains and engages, and reminds us that the purpose of our economy is to serve people, not for the people to serve the economy. A screening of a short work in progress and Q & A with de Graaf will follow.

“John de Graaf is an award-winning documentary film producer with more than 15 nationally-broadcast films including Affluenza and the biography of Earth Island ’s founder, For Earth’s Sake: The Life and Times of David Brower. In addition to receiving more than 100 regional, national and international awards, de Graaf founded the Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival. He is also the co-author of the book, Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic and the Executive Director of Take Back Your Time. The de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award, named for him, is presented annually at the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Nevada City, California.”

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