A Small Good Thing explores what it takes to live a good life at the beginning of this new century. This film follows six people who, despite economic concerns and high levels of stress, have found more meaning in their lives, a closer bond with their families and communities, and a deeper connection to themselves and the natural world. The surprising discovery at the heart of A Small Good Thing is that hard--but not impossible--is a crucial part of a good life. The stories inspire us to make small, good changes in our daily lives.
About the Filmmaker
Pamela Tanner Boll is an artist, filmmaker, writer and activist. She is the Co-Executive Producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary, Born into Brothels. Pamela has executive produced the following film projects: Living in Emergency: True Stories of Doctors Without Borders; In a Dream; Connected; Our Summer in Tehran; Strange Powers; Close to the Fire; She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry; Teen Press; E-Team; and Obit. Pamela directed and produced Who Does She Think She Is?, a feature-length documentary film that follows five women who are mothers and artists. Pamela’s current project is A Small Good Thing, a film that asks the question how can we live in a better way. The feature-length film, which recently won Best Documentary at the Boston International Film Festival, tells the stories of people moving away from the philosophy that “more is better.” It centers on a more holistic concept of well-being − one based on a close connection to themselves, the natural world, and to the greater good.Pamela grew up in Parkersburg, WV. She received a BA in English from Middlebury College and a Masters in Interdisciplinary Studies from Lesley University. Pamela lives in Winchester, Massachusetts, where she raised three sons, and Boulder, Colorado.