"If we can embrace the challenge, if we can engage our creative brilliance...the future with less oil could be preferable than the present with lots of oil."
--Rob Hopkins, founder of Transition Towns, quoted in the documentary The Economics of Happiness.
'Going local' is a powerful strategy to help repair our fractured world – our ecosystems, our societies, and our selves. Far from the old institutions of power, people are starting to forge a very different future...
This 2011 film documents how communities are coming together to re-build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm—an economics of localization.
Produced by Helena Norberg-Hodge, Steven Gorelick, and John Page, and featuring: Vandana Shiva, Bill McKibben, David Korten, Michael Shuman, Juliet Schor, Richard Heinberg, Rob Hopkins, Andrew Simms, Zac Goldsmith, and Samdhong Rinpoche.