Sacred Economics – The Short Film

Posted by on Mar 1, 2012

Sacred Economics – The Short Film

Today I’m excited to release “Sacred Economics” a short film dedicated entirely to the work of Charles Eisenstein and his book of the same name.

After watching the film, head immediately over to listen to a livestream Q&A with myself and Charles.

About the film: 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.

After first reading Charles Eisenstein’s book in the summer of 2011, 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.

Thanks to Velcrow Ripper and Gregg Hill for their help co-producing the short. Enjoy!

– Ian MacKenzie, Director


  1. Great film – beautiful work .
    With Thanks – Bruce

  2. Beautifully done, the obviousness of this is presented so simply and accessibly… thank you so much Bruce. I believe this will reach so many hearts, will explain so much to people who are bewildered, and who don’t know how an alternative system can possibly work. You’ve shown it so well here.
    Yes we are in the business of creating a miracle here on earth. And we can do it.

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