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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 ... Himself - Author - 10% Happier
Ryan Nicodemus ... Himself - The Minimalists
Rick Hanson ... Himself - PhD - Neurospychologist
Jesse Jacobs ... Himself - Entrepreneur
Shannon Whitehead ... Herself - Sustainable-Apparel Consultant
Sam Harris ... Himself - PhD - Neurospychologist
Juliet Schor ... Herself - PhD - Economist & Sociologist
Patrick Rhone ... Himself - Author - Enough
Yarrow Kraner ... Himself - Director & Photographer
Joshua Fields Millburn ... Himself - The Minimalists
Graham Hill ... Himself - Founder - Lifeedited
David Friedlander ... Himself - Communications Director - Lifeedited
Frank Mascia ... Himself - Architect
Tammy Strobel ... Herself - Author - You Can Buy Happiness (And It's Cheap)
Jay Austin ... Himself - 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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Language:

English

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2016 (USA) See more »

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Gross USA:

$261,865

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$261,865
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Filmed in Missoula, Montana. See more »

Quotes

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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Consumption doesn't equal adding meaning to our lives.
15 May 2019 | by Amyth47See all my reviews

My Rating : 7/10

Absolutely agree with everything they've said here - the whole world needs to take something out of this minimalism philosophy.

Advertising is selling junk to the average consumer and younger consumers fall into the trap of buying more and more stuff.

A great and must-see documentary! Highly recommended.


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