Entertainment

Free film screening in Surrey

The Village Surrey Transition Initiative presents a free public screening of ‘The Economics of Happiness’ on Aug. 21.

The screening takes place at the Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Dr., in the Dr. Ambedkar Room, 4th Floor. Doors open at 6 p.m., screening starts at 6:30 p.m. The screening will be followed by a community dialogue.

‘The Economics of Happiness’ features a chorus of voices from six continents calling for systemic economic change. The documentary describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and Big Business continue to promote globalization and the consolidation of corporate power. At the same time, all around the world people are resisting those policies, demanding a re‐regulation of trade and finance ‐ and, far from the old institutions of power, they’re starting to forge a very different future. Communities are coming together to re‐build more human scale, ecological economies based on a new paradigm – an economics of localization.

This event is organized by the Village Surrey Transition Initiative and co-sponsored by Surrey Libraries and the Surrey Urban Farmers Market.

More information about ‘The Economics of Happiness’ movie can be found at http://www.theeconomicsofhappiness.org/. More information about the global Transition Town Movement can be found at www.transitionnetwork.org.

For more information about the local Village Surrey Transition Initiative and the Village Surrey Movie Night Series, contact David Dalley at davidanderin@dalley.ca or 604-502-8661.

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