There will be a free showing this evening of a documentary called “A Small Good Thing” (2016). This is a feature documentary that tells the stories of people moving away from a philosophy of “more is better,” toward a more holistic conception of well-being, one based on a close connection to themselves, the natural world, and to the greater good. The film follows farmers, social work students, yoga teachers and others who share a deep desire to have more meaning in their lives, a closer bond with their families and communities, and a connection to themselves and the natural world. These stories are deepened by some of our most visionary thinkers, including: Bill McKibben, author on climate change; Jeremy Rifkin on the future on energy; Stephen Cope, director of the Institute for Extraordinary Living at Kripalu; Dacher Keltner, positive psychology researcher; and Kristin Neff, a leading expert on self-compassion. It is directed by filmmaker Pamela Tanner Boll and it is set in western Massachusetts in the Berkshires. Please come see this wonderful film and find your own joy and inspiration! The length is 72 minutes and it is not rated so is suitable for all ages. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Milton Public Library.
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