Sacred Economics traces the history of money from ancient gift economies to modern capitalism, revealing how the money system has contributed to alienation, competition, and scarcity, destroyed community, and necessitated endless growth. Today, these trends have reached their extreme - but in the wake of their collapse, we may find great opportunity to transition to a more connected, ecological, and sustainable way of being.
Director's Statement: "After reading Charles Eisenstein's book Sacred Economics, which speaks eloquently about the return of the "gift economy", I felt compelled to gift back. The best way I knew how was to use my filmmaking skills to share Charles' work, and spread it to communities around the globe.
His vision of "the more beautiful world our hearts tell us is possible" is the salve that so many of us need at this time, in the age of great transition. My hope is this film catalyzes those who work with passion and dedication to live this world right now." - Ian MacKenzie, Director
Directed & Edited by Ian MacKenzie Producers: Ian MacKenzie, Velcrow Ripper, Gregg Hill Cinematography: Velcrow Ripper, Ian MacKenzie Animation: Adam Giangregorio, Brian Duffy Music: Chris Zabriskie Additional footage: Steven Simonetti, Pond 5, Youtube Stills: Kris Krug, NASA Special thanks: Charles Eisenstein, Stella Osorojos, Hart Traveller, Clara Roberts-Oss, Line 21 Media