March 13, 2017
Social Issues in Film Series Presents “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things” March 20
|Valdosta State University’s 2016-2017 Social Issues in Film Series will present “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things” at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 20, in Nevins Hall Room 1061.|
“Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things” stars Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. At age 30, they both walked away from their corporate careers to “live a more meaningful life with less.”
“I think of minimalism as sort of the counter-narrative to the narrative that suggests consuming more stuff will make you happier in some hypothetical future,” Millburn said in an interview with Forbes Magazine. “For me, minimalism has been a way to regain control. We retain that control by continuing to be deliberate. Minimalism was a tool that allowed me to live more deliberately.”
The film gives an inside look at the lives of minimalists — families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker.
“Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things” is presented by Catalyst Films and directed by Matt D’Avella. The film premiered in theaters in 2016 and was the year’s top-grossing independent documentary.
Dr. Lorna Alvarez-Rivera, Dr. Tom Hochschild, Dr. Anne Price, and Dr. Shelly Yankovsky, faculty members in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, sponsor VSU’s annual Social Issues in Film Series.
Contact Dr. Tom Hochschild at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
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