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Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 2016 (USA)
How might your life be better with less?

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Matt D'Avella
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Dan Harris ... Self - Author - 10% Happier
Ryan Nicodemus ... Self - The Minimalists
Rick Hanson ... Self - PhD - Neurospychologist
Jesse Jacobs ... Self - Entrepreneur
Shannon Whitehead ... Self - Sustainable-Apparel Consultant
Sam Harris ... Self - PhD - Neurospychologist
Juliet Schor ... Self - PhD - Economist & Sociologist
Patrick Rhone ... Self - Author - Enough
Yarrow Kraner ... Self - Director & Photographer
Joshua Fields Millburn ... Self - The Minimalists
Graham Hill ... Self - Founder - Lifeedited
David Friedlander ... Self - Communications Director - Lifeedited
Frank Mascia ... Self - Architect
Tammy Strobel ... Self - Author - You Can Buy Happiness (And It's Cheap)
Jay Austin ... Self - Tiny-House Designer
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How might your life be better with less? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life -- families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker -- all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.

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Imagine a life with less.

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Commentary in documentary partly provided by neuroscientists and academicians, but predominantly provided and driven by former retail workers, stoke brokers, managers, and business owners who became minimalists; in essence those, arguably, who helped create the problems minimalism is trying to solve in the first place. This follows a trend known in humanity, where those that create the problem often realise and have to end up being the ones solving it. See more »

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Jay Austin: We're not going to ever be able to achieve the environmental gains that we're seeking, while still expecting our lives to be the same. We're going have to give up a lot. The secret is that a lot of that we're not actually going to miss.
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Recommended if you don't know about Minimalism, otherwise not so much...
16 January 2017 | by k-bakhodaSee all my reviews

If you have not heard about the minimalism movement and feel curious about it I totally recommend this movie (available on Netflix), it could be eye-opening and inspiring for you.

However as a person who has read a few articles and watched a few videos on minimalism and consumerism issues, I found this documentary lacking in deep, new and engaging ideas. It felt more like a long promotional video for the book with interesting stories of people thrown in between.

The excerpt from president Carter's speech was the most interesting part to me, the message might not be new but it was delivered with clarity and strength.


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$261,865

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