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What’s the Economy For, Anyway?

…a new film by John de Graaf.

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“What’s the Economy For, Anyway?” a new film by producer John de Graaf offers an edgy and timely critique of our consumer-driven model of economic growth and its supreme cost to our planet and the quality of our lives. The film presents facts, entertains, explains and engages, and reminds us that the purpose of our economy is to serve people, not for the people to serve the economy. A screening of a short work in progress and Q & A with de Graaf will follow.

John de Graaf is an award-winning documentary film producer with more than 15 nationally-broadcast films including Affluenza and the biography of Earth Island’s founder, For Earth’s Sake: The Life and Times of David Brower. In addition to receiving more than 100 regional, national and international awards, de Graaf founded the Hazel Wolf Environmental Film Festival. He is also the co-author of the book, Affluenza: the All-Consuming Epidemic and the Executive Director of Take Back Your Time ( The de Graaf Environmental Filmmaking Award, named for him, is presented annually at the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival in Nevada City, California.

Sponsored by Earth Island Institute
Admission: $10 pay at the door
Contact: Ellen Manchester
Phone: 510-859-9137

Public Transportation and Parking:
Bike parking: in front of Brower Center and in underground Oxford Garage
Garage parking: Oxford Garage below Brower Center, enter at 2161 Kittredge St.
BART: one block from “Downtown Berkeley” station
AC Transit: AC Transbay lines: F and 800