A Simpler Way: Crisis as Opportunity is a feature-length documentary that follows a community in Australia who came together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens, practice simple living, and discover the challenges of living in community. The film features interviews with David Holmgren (co-originator of permaculture), Nicole Foss (The Automatic Earth), Helena Norberg-Hodge (Local Futures), Ted Trainer (Simplicity Institute), and many more.
Interesting if you're interested in an alternative way of living.
This documentary is interesting to watch for people that are thinking about living differently, off the grid, back to the roots, simpler and more effective. I started this life three years ago, don't regret it for a minute, but that's just with my wife and our animals. In this documentary it's more about a community, people living together, building tiny houses, planting veggie gardens, becoming selfsufficient. I like the idea but my wife and I are to antisocial for that, living by ourselves, far away from other people is just a better way for us. That said, the documentary is well done, interesting to hear their opinions and views. I would have liked a bit more explanations about how they build things, grow stuff and so on, as in this documentary it's more about trying to make people to change their mind and their destructive way of living. Quitting the rat race is a dream a lot of people have but almost nobody has the balls to do it. It won't change soon, humanity is about to experience her biggest tragedy ever and there's nothing we can do about it as for that everybody should change his way of living, which will never happen. Worth watching though if you are interested in an alternative way of living.
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