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Screening: Living Without Money (2011)

February 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


In the documentary LIVING WITHOUT MONEY (2011, Dir. Line Halvorsen, Norway-Italy, 52’), 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.

Debt: Our Commons Problem documentary film series

From mortgages to payday loans to student debt to moral obligations, how does debt shape our lives and our society? And how can we overcome it? Join us for provocative films, followed by moderated discussion. A collaboration betweenThe Radical Imagination Project and the Cinema Politica Network and the Halifax Public Libraries.

More information:www.cinemapolitica.org/radicalimagination

All screenings are held at the new Central Branch of the Halifax Public Library at 7pm and are free and open to the public.


January 12, 7pm – Debt Trap (2008) and In the Red (2014)


January 26, 7pm – Life and Debt (2001)


February 9, 7pm – Payback (2011)


February 23, 7pm – Living Without Money (2011)



February 23, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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