Good Old Growth

A Film by Marie-Monique Robin

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Official film description...

Now that the crisis (economic, financial and ecological) has taken a firm hold over Europe and the rest of the world, the “return to growth” is systematically put forward by political leaders on both right and left, as the key process that will help us emerge from the tunnel.

For the public, invoking a return to growth always raises the same questions: what exactly is growth? How did this economic concept progressively make its mark, to the point of becoming an intangible dogma? How can we continue to promote unlimited growth today, knowing that our planet’s resources are limited and are even facing exhaustion? Are there any theoretical and practical alternatives to growth? What can we do on a local level to change the paradigm?

In the film, these concrete experiences alternate between the words of experts, echoing each other, and together outlining new ways to set into motion the vital transition, For each field embodying this transition, the film presents an initiative in the North and in the South to highlight the universality of the movement.

Notes on the film...

The Bonus Clip is the best clip about the Gross National Happiness that we know of.

The clip gives a breathtaking insight into the connection of the Gross National Happiness to energy system, currency system, schools, entrepreneurship and agricutltre and is very inspiring.

Further reviews...

“Euphoric, but very interesting.” – TV Today

Awards : 2015: Greepeace Award at the Festival Film Vert (Switzerland)

Technical information and screening rights...

Director: Marie-Monique Robin
Production: ARTE France
DVD-Distribution: Absolut Medien GmbH
Country: France
Year: 2014
Sound: Stereo
Format: HD, 16/9
Duration: 93 min
Bonus: Die Ideologie vom wahren Glück, 27 min
Language (Audio): German, English, French

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