A film on the value of "going local" will be shown at the McConnell Arts Center (MAC) on Aug. 8.

A film on the value of "going local" will be shown at the McConnell Arts Center (MAC) on Aug. 8.

The Economics of Happiness will begin at 6:30 p.m.

The film highlights the effects of globalization and the importance of supporting the local economy. It was written, produced and directed by Helena Norberg-Hodge, who will be available for post-screening discussion via Skype.

After Carol Fisher saw the film, she was so moved that she decided it must be seen in Worthington. Simply Living is sponsoring the screening.

Norberg-Hodge's experiences in Tibet serve as the narrative woven through the film, Fisher wrote in a press release.

"The film connects the dots between globalization and the acute problems pervading society," she wrote.

The film also shows clearly how people respond.

Fifteen Old Worthington merchants have contributed to raffle baskets to be awarded following the film. Local sustainable groups also will be on hand.

Tickets are $5 at the door or can be ordered in advance through the MAC website.