Small Is Beautiful: Impressions of Fritz Schumacher

This film is a short documentary portrait of economist, technologist and lecturer Fritz Schumacher. Up to age 45, Schumacher was dedicated to economic growth. Then he came to believe that the modern technological explosion had grown out of all proportion to human need. Author of Small Is Beautiful - A Study of Economics as if People Mattered and founder of the London-based Intermediate Technology Development Group, he championed the cause of "appropriate" technology. The film introduces us to this gentle revolutionary a few months before his death.

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  • Vasant

    “I am a housing consultant to Practical Action (formerly ITDG) in Sri Lanka. This is the first time I have seen this film clip and i am impressed with it. i hope to forward it to people I know who will be interested in the philosophy of small is beautiful.” — Vasant, 2 Feb 2011

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Film Credits

director
Douglas Kiefer
producer
Douglas Kiefer
director
Barrie Howells
producer
Barrie Howells
director
Donald Brittain
producer
Donald Brittain
script
Donald Brittain
narrator
Donald Brittain
photography
Douglas Kiefer
sound
Fraser MacAninch
editing
Barrie Howells
sound editing
Michel Bordeleau
re-recording
Jean-Pierre Joutel
music
Yehudi Menuhin
Brian MacLeod
Yehudi Menuhin Youth Orchestra

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