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Helena Norberg Hodge: Towards an Economics of Happiness


Helena Norberg-Hodge talks about her new film The Economics of Happiness , a documentary about the growing worldwide movement for economic localization.

Helena Norberg-Hodge is a leading analyst of the impact of the global economy on culture, agriculture, and individual identity. In 1975 she was one of the first Westerners to visit Ladakh, or Little Tibet, where she witnessed the psychological, as well as ecological impacts of the global consumer culture on once thriving and sustainable communities. Since then she has worked to strengthen cultural identity, community and local food economies in numerous cultures worldwide, from the indigenous to the most industrialized. Her book and film, Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh, have together been translated into over forty languages.
She is director of The International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC), and is a co-founder of both the International Forum on Globalization (IFG) and the Global Eco-village Network. She is also a member of the International Commission on the Future of Food and Agriculture, and on the editorial board of The Ecologist magazine.

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