After the Hands On Fair Come to this SUPER FUN evening of Free film, potluck dinner, discussion, freecycle exchange and live CONCERT by band from S. California!
LIVING WITHOUT MONEY & Local Gift Economy Discussion & Barter with concert by DreamHousePlays
Contact person: Teresa Beery 206-854-0365 or Momo Freehill at momo@ butopia.net, 206-855-5836.
Potluck @6pm Film Screening of “Living Without Money” @7pm and a rousing discussion @8pm about emerging gift economy and barter/exchange of goods & services followed by a performance by the sweet S. California Band: DREAMHOUSEPLAYS. @9pm. There will be no entrance fee but participants will be encouraged to offer some time/goods to the band in exchange for the music. Guests are also encouraged to barter and exchange amongst themselves or donate time to a local non-profit.
“LIVING WITHOUT MONEY” – (52 minutes, directed by Line Halvorsen)
Is it possible to feel rich without possessions? Can you live happily without money? In the documentary “Living Without Money”, we meet the German woman Heidemarie Schwermer (68) who made a deliberate choice to live without money 14 years ago. One day she cancelled her flat, donated all of her belongings and started a new life based on exchanging favors – without the use of money. The experiences she made totally changed her outlook on life. Today she is living an interesting and adventurous life, which is very much related to living in the moment without worrying about the future. She is constantly on the move and always trying to help others find their path towards a more simple and harmonic life. The reactions against her are many and various. While some get angry and call her a parasite, others think she is a visionary and a great source of inspiration.
The film reflects around themes of materialism and over-consumption - how money influences our way of thinking, living and acting – and the consequences this has on our life, health and the environment.