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Living Without Money

Line Halvorsen / Norway - Italy / 2010 / 52 ' / German - Italian


Lisa Ekberg
Paolo Pallavidino & Line Halvorsen
Daniel Mazza & Tone Andersen
Line Halvorsen
Alexander Bellizia
Stein Berge Svendsen
Paolo Pallavidino & Jan Dalchow
Bjørn Giertsen
Susanne Hiller -Giertsen
Graphic Design: Morten Daae

Awards & Festivals

Official Selection: Oslo International Film Festival, 2010
Official Selection: DocsBarcelona, 2011
Official Selection: Piemonte Movie Local Film Festival, Turin, Italy, 2011
Official Selection: Al-Jazeera Film Festival in Doha, Qatar, 2011
Official Selection: Norwegian Documentary Film festival, 2011
Official Selection: Awareness Film Festival Los Angeles, USA, 2011
Official Selection: Hommelvik International Red Carpet Film Festival , Norway, 2011
Official Selection: Golden Knight Film Festival, Tambov, Russia, 2011
Official Selection: Dhaka International Film Festival (DIFF), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2012
Official Selection: URBAN TV film festival, Madrid, Spain, 2011
Official Selection: Sardinian Sustainability Film festival, Norbello- Abassanta, Sardinia, 2011

Upcoming Screenings

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This doc follows Heidemarie Schwermer, a German woman who one day decided to stop using money and live a life based on exchanging favours.


Is it possible to feel rich without possessions? Can you live happily without money?

In the documentary LIVING WITHOUT MONEY, we meet the German woman Heidemarie Schwermer (68) who made a deliberate choice to live without money 14 years ago. One day she cancelled her flat, donated all of her belongings and started a new life based on exchanging favors – without the use of money. The experiences she made totally changed her outlook on life. Today she is living an interesting and adventurous life, which is very much related to living in the moment without worrying about the future. She is constantly on the move and always trying to help others find their path towards a more simple and harmonic life. The reactions against her are many and various. While some get angry and call her a parasite, others think she is a visionary and a great source of inspiration. 

The film reflects around themes of materialism and over-consumption - how money influences our way of thinking, living and acting – and the consequences this has on our life, health and the environment.


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