I’ve had the honor to be included in the list of people interviewed for a new documentary film, Money and Life, which has been in preparation for more than two years. Scheduled for release early next year, it is being billed as “A story about money that will change your life.” Judging from the official description and recently released trailer below, it looks like it just might live up to that billing.—t.h.g.
MONEY & LIFE is an essay style documentary that investigates the many faces of money. This cinematic odyssey takes us on a journey, exploring the origins of money to connecting the systemic dots on the current global financial crisis and how we got here. But most importantly looking at what is emerging in the so-called New Economy.
In addition to exploring perspectives on money and the workings of the money system we ask the viewer to engage and examine their own assumptions and beliefs about money, attempting to unearth and make visible the implicit and explicit agreements we have made around money and how it has come to govern our lives in ways that create suffering and dissatisfaction. The central thesis is understanding that different monetary designs produce different results in human society and in the natural world. If that is really so, then what is possible?
We interview an all-star cast of deeply engaged global citizens.
You can view the trailer here:
I think that trailer should have said something about how the private bank has a monopoly on the creation of currency in circulation, and how it adds debits to the account that is the redeemer of the currency, while adding credits to its own account. And how banks are actually brokerages.