Money and Life is a compelling cinematic journey that examines
the origins of money, how the role of money has changed over time, how
it shapes our lives and world today, and the emerging movement to create
new economic models that redefine our relationships with money.
film presents a tapestry of expert interviews, narration, animated
graphics and stories of individuals, communities, and small businesses
who are seeking innovative ways to transform their relationship with
money at the personal, local and global level. Experts include
economists, authors, religious leaders, and a former JP Morgan
Money and Life helps viewers understand the
history and fundamentals of money in order to be more informed
participants in the economic transformation happening around us.
the film asks, how can we move beyond being merely consumers, debtors
and creditors, and create a more equitable and sustainable economy that
meets the needs and realities of the 21st Century?
Among the experts and authors featured are:
• John Perkins, best-selling author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman
• Professor Jacob Needleman, author of Money and the Meaning of Life.
• Vicki Robin, co-author of Your Money or Your Life
• Bernard Lietaur, currency expert and author of The Future of Money
• John Fullerton, founder of Capital Institute and former JP Morgan managing director.
• Hazel Henderson, Futurist and author of Ethical Markets: Growing the Green Economy
• Lynne Twist of the Soul of Money Institute
• Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics
Reviews & Awards"Recommended. Introduces students to the history and fundamentals of money. Some of the presented issues are complex, but the information will get viewers thinking about how they spend, save, and invest."
– Booklist Online
“An engrossing history of the very concept of currency, it raises some very salient points about our relationship with money and the treadmill we constantly run on to acquire it.”
– SF Weekly
“An important film from a visionary filmmaker. This movie is ultimately a clarion call to individual and collective change so that all of us can thrive.”
– Matthew Wesley, The Wesley Group
“Money & Life is a lucid exploration about how one of humanities most brilliant inventions has turned into its darkest shadow, how money and debt haunt our highest aspirations, and undermine our greatest needs. Katie Teague's documentary is populated by some of the most thoughtful monetary pioneers who explain money's curse and promise, and point to new economic models that create social justice, economic security, and environmental health.”
– Paul Hawken, Author, The Ecology of Commerce
“In Money & Life, the groundbreaking documentary, money takes center stage as a fascinating, fully-fleshed out yet still-evolving character. We learn of money’s birth as a brilliant piece of social technology, contemplate its evolution through the centuries, discuss society’s near-worship of it today, and examine its current incarnation in an unsustainable debt-based economy. It’s a complex story, but the beautiful graphics, personal stories, and interviews from financial thought leaders provide many windows from which to view money.“
–Partners for Prosperity
“Viewing Money & Life was a life-altering experience…a wake-up call. This film deserves to be widely seen.”
– Grady McGonagill, McConagill Consulting
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