What Does It Mean To Be Human?

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.

Here is an excerpt we particularly like:
“If you’re a separate self and there’s other separate selves out there and other species out there the universe is fundamentally indifferent to you, or even hostile. Then you definitely want to control, you want to be able to have power over other beings, and over these whimsical arbitrary forces of nature that could extinguish you at any time. This story is becoming obsolete, it’s becoming no longer true, we don’t resonate with it anymore. And it’s actually generating crises that are insoluble, from the methods of control. And that’s what’s clearing the space for us to step into a new story of self, and a new story of people.

This short contains some visuals from the upcoming feature doc Occupy Love

Sacred Economics with Charles Eisenstein – A Short Film


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