Film Showing

Throughout the summer, by kind arrangement with WAL, Local Futures show two of Helena Norberg-Hodge’s awarding winning films on alternate days (except Sunday) starting at 2 p.m. The showings are followed by discussions led by Local Futures staff, enlarging on the topics raised by the films, especially the benefits, in Ladakh and around the world, of localising the global economy.  To request a special group showing, please contact

Monday, Wednesday and Friday – ANCIENT FUTURES


An award-winning film based on Helena Norberg-Hodge’s book, with footage from Ladakh. “An extraordinary film…….compelling viewing.” – Times Educational Supplement

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS


“Cuts deeply to the heart of the global crisis. Magnificent!”
– David Suzuki, TV presenter and environmentalist

“This passionate film presents a clear and articulate vision of what a shift in the scale at which we do things would look like… timely and powerful.”
– Rob Hopkins, Co-founder of the Transition Town movement

“What’s our favourite documentary of all time? The one film we wish everyone could see? Hands down, this is it. It is truly one of the most important and useful films for inspiring change that has been made in a generation.”  – Films for Action