The Economics of Happiness

This 68 minute film features many voices and views on the dangers of economic globalization -- and the more fulfilling and sustainable move towards building local economies. WLOE e.V. translated a German version (subtitles and text) and organized a premiere of the film in Berlin in 2011.

Watch the new abridged version
of this award-winning documentary,
The Economics of Happiness

The Story of Stuff Project

Stuff: where does it come from, where does it go?

In this 20 minute video, The Story of Stuff tells it like it is.
Check out the site for a variety of "Stuff" videos and more, from Annie Leonard.

Audiovisual resources

Recommended films

Films For Action Presents: The Top 100 Documentaries Inspiring the Shift to a Sustainable Paradigm. Number 3 in their 2012 listing is The Economics of Happiness. WLOE prepared the German-language version of the film, and we recommend it as a useful resource.

The Future of Food

"There's a revolution going on in the farm fields and on the dinner tables of America -- a revolution that's being fought behind closed doors of corporate boardrooms and government agencies over the use of genetically modified organisms in our food."
THE FUTURE OF FOOD offers an in-depth investigation into the disturbing truth behind the unlabeled GMO products that have quietly filled grocery store shelves over the past decade... THE FUTURE OF FOOD unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat."
Update 2020: see cast/crew information about the movie, where to watch it online and the trailer here:

TUC Radio: Time of Useful Consciousness Independent Radio on CDs, DVDs and the Internet on the untold story - the impact of big corporations on society. Since 1993, Maria Gilardin has written and produced radio on global trade and great ideas of local resistance to globalization. She learned radio in the KPFA news department in 1980 and was one of the founders of the women's department. She co-wrote the GATT Guide for the Earth Summit in Rio, was founding producer of the national weekly public-affairs show Making Contact, and is a member of the International Forum on Globalization.

"Tell us about it" - hearing and learning from women

Alternative Radio ("Audio Energy for Democracy") based in Colorado, USA, has an excellent and extensive collection of radio shows and interviews that can be ordered on-line in tape, CD or transcript format. Among the many women featured in their collection are: Maude Barlow, Medea Benjamin, Phyllis Bennis, Angela Davis, Winona LaDuke, Arundhati Roy, Nawal El Saadawi 

Outer Voices: untold stories of grassroots women leaders

Dedicated to sharing the untold stories of grassroots women leaders from remote parts of the globe working for non-violent social change, Outer Voices radio documentaries have been broadcast on over 500 stations in the U.S. and internationally. Beyond broadcasting we create ways for people to interact with women who are transforming the world, and in the process they are able to change theirs. Search our site for in-depth background information, full transcripts of all of our interviews, as well as access to all our raw audio footage.

Earthbeat Radio

Update, Sept. 2016: "Earthbeat is no longer in production. Transcriptions and details of all Earthbeat programs from 1995 to 2005 are available by date and by subject."

Earthbeat Radio (was) "an hour-long broadcast providing environmental news and views you won’t hear anywhere else. Syndicated to over 60 stations in the U.S. and Canada, and broadcast from our Washington, D.C., studios, Earthbeat takes on every aspect of the environmental crisis. Launched in 2003, we are an independent show produced out of Pacifica Radio’s flagship station WPFW 89.3 FM and out of The Real News Network’s studios in Washington.

Earthbeat features the politics and the people behind the efforts to defend the planet. Newsmakers join our host each week for fascinating, insightful, and informative talk radio. And now, in partnership with The Real News Network, we are launching occasional television broadcasts of Earthbeat."
So check out their archived programs!