Who's Counting? Marilyn Waring About Sex, Lies And Global Economics

director: Terre Nash
producer: Kent Martin, National Film Board of Canada
(94 minutes) Canada
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With irony and intelligence Marilyn Waring demystifies the language of economics by defining it as a value system in which all goods and activities are related only to their monetary value and monetary exchange with the result that unpaid work, usually done by women, is unrecognized and activities that may be environmentally and socially hazardous are regarded as productive.

Waring maps out an alternative economic vision based on the idea of time as the one thing we all have to exchange. Shot in Canada, New Zealand, New York City, the Persian Gulf and the Philippines this film is an entertaining primer for anyone who suffers from what Waring calls "economics anxiety."

contact information:
John Hoskyns-Abrahall, President
Bullfrog Productions
P.O. Box 149
Oley, PA 19547
phone: (610) 779-8226
fax:      (610) 370-1978
e-mail: bullfrog@igc.org