Who'S Counting?

94 minutes

This challenging three-volume series, specifically designed for classroom use, is based on the popular feature film WHO’S COUNTING? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies & Global Economics. Elected to the New Zealand Parliament at the age of 22, Waring discovered that national accounting systems do not count many things--notably the work of women and the cost of environmental damage. This world-renowned political economist, feminist and author demystifies the language of economics with vigor and humor. Each volume is approximately 30 minutes in length. Volume 1. Marilyn Waring on Politics: Local & Global: By approaching politics from the viewpoint of an average citizen, Waring challenges the assumption that the systems that currently determine how the world does business are adequately meeting the needs of both local and global communities (30 min. 17 sec.). Volume 2. Marilyn Waring on Women and Economics: Women remain more than 50 percent of the world’s population, yet hold no more than 10 percent of the seats in national legislatures. This video takes a hard look at the disparity between what women contribute to communities and how their work is valued (30 min.). Volume 3. Marilyn Waring on the Environment: As an MP, Waring fought to preserve the priceless natural resources of her riding, drawing on the pragmatic vision of her neighbors. Waring makes a convincing argument for changing a system that does not value clean air, water, and the unspoiled ecosystems that sustain and enrich life on earth (26 min. 51 sec.).

Source: Library and Archives Canada - Canadian Feature Film Database (LAC)

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