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Good Old Growth

Star rating: 4.5 of 6
2014 | 93 min | Recommended min. age: 16 y

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.

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