Helena Norberg-Hodge is an author and filmmaker who has been a pioneer of the new economy movement. She is the producer of the award-winning documentary The Economics of Happiness and the Director of Local Futures at the International Society for Ecology and Culture. Her groundbreaking work in Ladakh, or Little Tibet, earned her the Right Livelihood Award, or “Alternative Nobel Prize,” in 1986. In 2012, she was the first female recipient of the prestigious Goi Peace Prize for contributing to "the revitalization of cultural and biological diversity, and the strengthening of local communities and economies worldwide." Her book, Ancient Futures, has sold over half a million copies and, along with a film by the same title, has been translated into forty-five languages.
Contribution to Roundtable on Vivir Bien
Undoing the psychological damage of globalization requires both community self-reliance and global solidarity.