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Marilyn Waring on the Environment Show Three ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB521530
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Biography, Canadian Social Studies, Environmental Studies, Family Studies/Home Economics, Geography, Global Issues, Politics, Social Issues, Social Studies, Women's Studies, World History
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1996
Running Time:  26m 51s
Closed Captions:  Yes


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With irony and intelligence Marilyn Waring demystifies the language of economics by defining it as a value system in which all goods and activities are related only to their monetary value and monetary exchange with the result that unpaid work, usually done by women, is unrecognized and activities that may be environmentally and socially hazardous are regarded as productive. She maps out an alternative economic vision based on the idea of time as the one thing we all have to exchange. Shot in Canada, New Zealand, New York City, the Persian Gulf and the Philippines this film is an entertaining primer for anyone who suffers from what Waring calls 'economics anxiety.'

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