Launch Events

The Economics of Happiness was officially launched on January 11, 2011 in Seattle, Washington.  The initial launch events are now over, but many other screenings are happening all over the world.

For details of upcoming screenings in North America, click here.

For UK and Europe, click here.

For the rest of the world, click here.


 

Tuesday, January 11 - Seattle, Washington

Join us for a special Seattle screening of The Economics of Happiness at the Seattle Town Hall. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with producer Helena Norberg-Hodge, authors David Korten, John de Graaf, Rev. Robert L. Jeffrey Sr., and Yes! Magazine Executive Director Fran Korten.

when: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Tuesday, January 11th

where: Seattle Town Hall (downstairs); 1119 8th Ave., Seattle, WA 98101-2738

 

organizational partners: Yes! Magazine, David Korten's Living Economies Forum, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies, Seattle Good Business Network, Community Alliance for Global Justice, 350 Washington State, Transition Seattle, SCALLOPS (Sustainable Communities ALL Over Puget Sound), Gross National Happiness World Project, Compassionate Action Network, Ideal Network, Sustainable Seattle/Seattle Area Happiness Initiative, Slow Food Seattle, Wallingford Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Elliott Bay Book Company, Buddhist Peace Fellowship - Seattle Chapter, and 88.5 KPLU Radio.

$15 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

 

Thursday, January 13 - Berkeley, California

Join us for a special Bay Area screening of The Economics of Happiness at the David Brower Center. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with producer Helena Norberg-Hodge, author Richard Heinberg of Post Carbon Institute, Rosa González of Bay Localize, Jenny Kassan of the Sustainable Economies Law Center, and Eric Holt-Gimenez of Food First.

when: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Thursday, January 13th

where: David Brower Center (Goldman Theater); 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

organizational partners: Post Carbon Institute, Bay Localize, Sustainable Economies Law Center, Bay Area Community Exchange, Food First, Shareable, Other Worlds, Transition Albany, Berkeley Student Food Collective, the Ecology Center, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and KPFA Radio.

$15 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)


Friday, January 21 - Portland, Oregon

Join us for a special Portland screening of The Economics of Happiness at the First Unitarian Church. The screening will be followed by a discussion with producer Helena Norberg-Hodge.

when: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Friday, January 21st

where: Main Street Sanctuary, First Unitarian Church; 1011 SW 12th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97205

organizational partners: The Center for Earth Leadership; Social Justice Council, First Unitarian Church; Illahee; and KBOO Community Radio.

$15 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

Please contact The Center for Earth Leadership for more information about this event.

 

Monday, January 24 - Toronto, Ontario

Join us for a special Toronto screening of The Economics of Happiness at the William Doo Auditorium, New College, University of Toronto. The film will be preceded by a reception and exhibit of artwork by Sheridan College students entitled 'Animating Good Food Ideas'. It will be followed by a panel discussion with producer Helena Norberg-Hodge, activist chef Joshna Maharaj and urban farmer Eric Rosenkrantz, moderated by author Wayne Roberts.

when: 5:30 pm - 9:00/9:30 pm, Monday, January 24th

5:30 - 7:00 pm - Animating Good Food Ideas, Exhibit and Reception

7:00 - Introduction to the film and screening

8:30 - Panel discussion

where: William Doo Auditorium, New College, University of Toronto; 45 Willcocks Street, in the basement of the New College Residence (Enter the William Doo Auditorium through the door at the Southeast corner of Willcocks Street & Spadina Avenue).

organizational partners: Sustain Ontario; New College (University of Toronto); Equity Studies (New College, University of Toronto); Office of Residence and Student Life (New College, University of Toronto); Hart House (University of Toronto); Hart House Social Justice Committee; FoodShare Toronto; Local Food Plus; Toronto Food Policy Council; The Stop Community Food Centre; Meal Exchange; and Sheridan College.

 

Wednesday, January 26 - Garrison, New York

Join the Garrison Institute for a screening of The Economics of Happiness followed by a talk by Helena Norberg-Hodge. Her talk will highlight the inspiring psychological, social, and ecological benefits of economic localization, and the steps - at the community, national, and international levels - that can bring us there.

when: 7:00 pm, January 26th

where: The Garrison Institute, c/o Glenclyff, 14 Mary's Way, Route 9D, Garrison, New York

The evening is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30pm, event begins at 7pm. No reservations required, but we ask that you RSVP so we can anticipate attendance. For more information or to RSVP, please call 845.424.4800, or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Thursday, January 27 - New York City

Join us for the New York City screening of The Economics of Happiness at the Cooper Union's historic Great Hall. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with producer Helena Norberg-Hodge, Judy Wicks, co-founder of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE), acclaimed writer Gloria Steinem, and Stacy Mitchell, author and senior researcher with the New Rules Project.

when: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Thursday, January 27th

where: The Great Hall, Cooper Union; 30 Cooper Square (7 East 7th Street), New York, NY 10003

organizational partners: The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design, Grace Communications Foundation / Sustainable Table, Slow Food NYC, Brooklyn Food Coalition, New Economics Institute, New Economy Network, New Rules Project of The Institute for Local Self-Reliance, and Awakening the Dreamer ~ Changing the Dream Symposium.

$15 suggested donation (no one turned away for lack of funds)

 

Tuesday, February 1 - Cork, Ireland

Join us for the Cork screening of The Economics of Happiness at the University College Cork. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with producer and co-director Helena Norberg-Hodge, and Nick Chisholm & Mike Fitzgibbon, Senior lectures, Dept. of Food business & Development.

when: 7 pm – 10:00 pm, Tuesday, February 1st

where: Boole 4, University College Cork, Western Road, Cork-city

Refreshments, book stall, etc.

€ 5.- suggested donation

 

Wednesday, February 2 - Dublin, Ireland

A special Dublin screening of The Economics of Happiness. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with the director and special guests including, economist Richard Douthwaite of FEASTA, journalist Mick Kelly founder of GIY, educator Suzie Cahn from Transition Ireland and Northern Ireland and networker Sarah Fleming representing Slow Food. Davie Philip, the Community Resilience coordinator from Cultivate, will chair the discussion.

when: Wednesday February 2nd, 19.30

where: Sugar Club, Lower Lesson Street, Dublin 2

organizational partners: Cultivate, FEASTA, Grow It Yourself, Transition Towns Ireland and Northern Ireland, Slow Food Ireland, Happenings, and Green Works.

Booking and more information at www.cultivate.ie or 01 6745773

 

Thursday, February 3 - Oslo

Join us for the Oslo screening of The Economics of Happiness at the University of Oslo. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with producer and co-director Helena Norberg-Hodge, Per Espen Stoknes, Bent Sofus Tranøy and Arne Johan Vetlesen.

when: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Thursday, February 3rd

where: University of Oslo; Chateau Neuf at Betong, Slemdalsv. 15, Oslo

organisational partner: Future in Our Hands Blindern

Prelaunch of the film by CinemaNeuf on February 1st

 

Tuesday, February 8 - London

Join us for the London screening of The Economics of Happiness at the The Royal Geographical Society, hosted by Ben and Zac Goldsmith. The film will be introduced by producer and co-director Helena Norberg-Hodge.

when: 7:00 pm

where: The Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London

£15 at the door

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Saturday, February 12 - New Delhi

Join us for a special New Delhi screening of The Economics of Happiness at the India International Centre. The screening will be followed by a discussion with producer Helena Norberg-Hodge and Dr. Vandana Shiva.

when: 7 – 9 pm, Saturday, February 12th

where: India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi - 110003

organizational partners: Navdanya

 

Tuesday, February 15 - Bangkok, Thailand

when: 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

where: 14 October 73 Conference Room, 14 October 73 Foundation, Rajadamnern Road, BKK

Co-organized by Suan Nguen Mee Ma Social Enterprise, Right Livelihood Foundation, Green Market Network and BioThai Foundation

Free Entrance!!!

More information and registration please contact: 0-2622-2495-6 (Patcharee), This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit www.schoolforwellbeing.org

 

Saturday, February 19 - Tokyo

Join us for the Tokyo screening of The Economics of Happiness at Meiji Gakuin Univ. The film will be followed by a discussion with producer and co-director Helena Norberg-Hodge, and Mr. Tsuji.

when: 4:30 pm - 7:20 pm, Saturday, February 19th

where: Art Hall, Meiji Gakuin Univ, Shirokane Campus, 1-2-37 Shirokanedai Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-8636

organisational partners: Helena Japan Tour Supporting committee, "Research about weakness", Institute for International Studies, Meiji Gakuin University

Please visit http://www.shiawaseno.net/ for more details (Japanese)

 

Sunday, February 20 - Yokohama, Japan

Join us for the Yokohama screening of The Economics of Happiness at Kodosan temple.The film will be followed by a talk by producer and co-director Helena Norberg-Hodge.

when: 1:45 pm, Sunday, February 20th

where: Kodosan temple


Wednesday, February 23 - Tokyo, Japan

Join us for the Tokyo screening of The Economics of Happiness at Rikkyo Univ. The film will be followed by a talk by producer and co-director Helena Norberg-Hodge.

when: 1:30 pm and 6pm, Wednesday, February 23rd

where: Rikkyo Univ, (Room 301, 14th Bldg, Ikebukuro Campus)


Thursday, February 24 - Seoul, South Korea

Join us for the Seoul screening of The Economics of Happiness.

The film will be followed by a Q & A with producer and co-director Helena Norberg-Hodge.

when: 7pm, Thursday, February 24th

where: Cine Code Sonje, Seoul

organisational partners: Korean Green Foundation, Green Film Festival in Seoul


Saturday, February 26 - Seoul, South Korea

Join us for the talk show “Happiness – Dreaming of Ancient Future in A Local Community - Sharing experience of people living in ecological communities in Korea", and screening of The Economics of Happiness.

when: 2pm - 5pm, Saturday, February 26th

where: Creative Hub at Haja Center, Seoul

organisational partners: KWEN, Green Film Festival in Seoul


Sunday, February 27 - Hong Kong

Join us for the Hong Kong screening of The Economics of Happiness at Polytechnic University of Hong Kong.

The film will be followed by a talk by producer and co-director Helena Norberg-Hodge.

when: 16:00 - 19:30, Sunday, February 27th

where: N001, Block N, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

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Monday, February 28 - Hong Kong

Talk by Helena Norberg-Hodge on 'Economics of Happiness' for faculty members and students of the University and the public. Two discussants will respond and interact with Helena for 20-30 mins.

when: 10:30 – 12:00, Monday, February 28th

where: Lee Hak Kan Muitimedia and Language Learning Centre (MLLC), Library 2/F, Lingnan University

The Economics of Happiness will be screened at 5pm at GE G01, B.Y. Lam Building, Lingnan