Small is beautiful

Canada, 1978

Film
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Episode of Series “Challenge for change/Societe nouvelle”.
Up to age forty-five, Fritz Schumacher, economist, technologist and lecturer, was dedicated to economic growth. Then he came to believe that the modern technological explosion had grown out of all proportion to human need. Author of Small Is Beautiful - A Study of Economics as if People Mattered and founder of the London-based Intermediate Technology Development Group, he championed the cause of “appropriate” technology. The film brings us into contact with this gentle revolutionary a few months before his death.

Credits

co-producers/directors

Donald Brittain

Barrie Howells

Douglas Kiefer

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Language

English

Duration

00:29:57:00

Colour

Colour

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33400

Subject categories

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Conservation of natural resources

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Schumacher, E.F. (Ernst Friedrich)

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Economics

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Schumacher, E.F. (Ernst Friedrich)

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Technology - Social aspects

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Technology - Social aspects

People → Schumacher, E.F. (Ernst Friedrich)

Short films

Short films → Short films - Canada

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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