The Economics of Happiness

The Economics of Happiness will be the first film shown for the Resilience film series.

The Second Rural Resilience Film Series will begin and run for six Friday nights in the upstairs Community Room of the Deane Center in Wellsboro. There will be a dish to pass community supper and post-screening discussion of each film.

The first film of the series, to be shown on Jan. 18, is the film “The Economics of Happiness,” which questions the role of consumerism in the world today. It looks at the role of community, local agriculture and production, and the place of faith, family, and consumption in peoples’ lives.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a contribution to the community potluck supper, and their own table service to cut down on waste. The gathering is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m., with the screening at 5:30 and a short discussion afterwards.

The event is sponsored by Tioga County Indivisible, a non-partisan, progressive educational organization, which believes in democracy in action through an informed electorate. The event is open to the public, with a suggested donation of $5 to defray the costs of the meeting. For further information, email