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Turin-Lyons Railway Line (04:18)


The No TAV organization opposes the high-speed train that would link Italy and France. Inhabitants share concerns about potential modernization. Geneviève Azam labels this as the colonization of our sense of time.

Expediting Quick-paced Deals (10:42)

Servers and algorithms replace physical locations, allowing stocks to turn into the trading of futures, then derivatives, and so on. The use of algorithms magnifies and compresses the process, replacing the human component.

Hyper-localized Currency (12:02)

The localization of economic impact can be seen in Ithaca, NY at a food co-op. Explore the relationship between time and money at a credit union. A director of a business alliance presents the concept of localizing investments.

Climate Change and Crowdsourcing (08:32)

The relationship between growth and climate change presents a challenge that technology alone cannot solve. The Transition Movement facilitates communities' crowd-source solutions by starting locally. A Brooklyn co-op exemplifies this local mentality.

Simple Living (08:26)

The alternative to untenable modern agriculture is permaculture. In India, the Barefoot College removes the complexity of solar power, teaching illiterate students to be solar engineers in six months.

Anti-Productivism (07:11)

In Ecuador, the principle of living well encompasses the idea of living better through community effort. In the future, economies of the world may change from the bottom up.

Credits: Invisible Revolutions (00:60)

Credits: Invisible Revolutions

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In societies based on immediacy in which high-speed living has become the norm, some have decided to turn their backs on the acceleration of life and are trying to slow down this movement that seems destined for ecological, economic and social catastrophe. Who are these new rebels, and who are seeking ways to rediscover a more patient and harmonious relationship with time? Every day, throughout the world – in Europe, Latin America, the United States and India – they are experimenting individually or collectively with concrete local alternatives to lead a better lifestyle and to invent new paradigms. The “relocalization” of the economy is already underway, inspiring new practices such as local currencies, alternative credit solutions, non-profit supermarkets and locally produced energy. On the margins of the mainstream model, these pioneers are perhaps already shaping the world of tomorrow.

Length: 54 minutes

Item#: BVL239537

ISBN: 978-1-63722-399-4

Copyright date: ©2014

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