Screening of documentary “Money & Life,” by Katie Teague, C’93

  • on 2 Feb 2014
  • Sewanee Union Theatre
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All are invited to a free screening of the award-winning documentary “Money & Life” in the Sewanee Union Theater. The film was produced by Sewanee alumna Katie Teague, C'93 (right). Among the international experts interviewed in this film is Robin Gottfried, professor emeritus of economics at Sewanee. A discussion with Teague and Gottfried will follow the showing. 

“Money & Life” is an inspirational feature-length documentary. It explores the ongoing economic crisis as a springboard to consider our relationship to money at the personal, community and global levels. At the heart of the film is the question, "Can we see the economic crisis not as a disaster, but as a tremendous opportunity?"

Teague says, "Movies such as 'Money & Life' get the message out that there's a need for change, and inspire the conversations that encourage action. …Rather than wait for governments to change the nature of debt, many people are creating local economies based on sharing or local currency."

Teague graduated from the University of the South with a B.S. in natural resources and earned a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her interest in the interrelationship between humans and their natural environment was sparked by a Sewanee trip to Costa Rica with Gottfried and Professor Emeritus of Politics Charles Brockett. She is an independent documentary filmmaker working in the growing field of transformational media, and is one of the 2012 Sundance Grantee filmmakers contributing on 99% The Occupy Wall Street Collaborative Film. Prior to filmmaking, Teague had a counseling practice in Seattle, Wash. 

The screening and discussions are co-sponsored by the following University of the South programs: Babson Center for Global Commerce, Chapel Outreach Office, Community Engaged Learning, Cornerstone Project, The Economics Department, the Philosophy Club, and the Philosophy Department; and the following community programs: The Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace, the Cumberland Plateau Timebank, and Otey Memorial Parish. This event is made possible by the support of the University Lectures Committee.

Please contact Jim Peterman (931.598.0457 or jfpeterm@sewanee.edu) with questions.