Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
How might your life be better with less? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less.
When sold by Amazon.com, this product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
If you are someone who is well versed and immersed in Minimalism this documentary may not be for you. If however, you'd like a delightful overview of the subject and/or especially are introducing someone to the subject - it is PERFECT.
Having my children, aged 14 & 16, engaged in my family mission of reduction and focus is a wonderful thing and this documentary was exactly what I needed. Now we are ALL on board and that is a lovely and magical experience.
Thank you gentleman for a wonderful documentary!
I can't help but feel like this type of promotional films are part of an odd pyramid scheme- the sooner you get in the more you have to gain as it seems like the main source of income for people like those two gentlemen is talking about their lifestyle and helping other people get started with same. It's nice to live in the mountains and write a blog about the virtues of minimalist living but once the hype is gone there goes the income with it. In my mind, a philosophy such as this one is valid if it can sustain and grow itself through adverse circumstances. Though it is up for discussion as to what constitutes a "real job", it feels that this movement will die as soon as the scheme runs out of new recruits. That's when we will see those mountain cabins and tiny apartments abandoned by people making their way back to reality... until something equally easily exploitable comes around. One can also wonder if the cell phones and other comm devices aren't the reason why people are able to follow the minimalist movement... making the consumerism they speak up against the very reason for their success, however limited. Show me a great community of well to do minimalists who make their money without preaching or promoting minimalism and it will feel less like a hype and more like a way of life. While the idea is not a new one and not one I disagree with, this film failed on every level.
We turned off the tv with 17 minutes to go as it was obvious the epiphany had eluded us.
Most recent customer reviews
“At a time when people in the West are experiencing the best standard of living in history, why is it, at the same time, is there is such a longing for...Read more