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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan Harris Dan Harris ... Himself
Joshua Becker Joshua Becker ... Himself
Shannon Whitehead Shannon Whitehead ... Herself
Sam Harris Sam Harris ... Himself
Rick Hanson Rick Hanson ... Himself
Jay Austin Jay Austin ... Himself
Joshua Fields Millburn ... Himself
Ryan Nicodemus ... Himself
Leo Babauta Leo Babauta ... Himself
Courtney Carver Courtney Carver ... Herself
Jesse Jacobs Jesse Jacobs ... Himself
Frank Mascia Frank Mascia ... Himself
David Friedlander David Friedlander ... Himself
Tammy Strobel Tammy Strobel ... Herself
Jacqueline Schmidt Jacqueline Schmidt ... Herself
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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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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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