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  • Actors: Paul Ehrlich, William Rees, Juliet Schor, Peter Victor, Bill Ryerson, Dennis Meadows, Herman Daly, Dick Lamm, Raj Patel, Brian Czech, Eben Fodor Bill McKibben
  • Directors: Dave Gardner
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Citizen-Powered Media
  • DVD Release Date: November 20, 2012
  • Run Time: 54 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00AAN0HRS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #186,533 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

One man takes on City Hall, politicians, the Pope, Wall Street and modern society as he questions our most fundamental beliefs about prosperity. Paul Ehrlich wrote, "This could be the most important film ever made."

Filmmaker/activist Dave Gardner explores the cultural phenomena that keep our civilization on a collision course with the limits to growth, while he tries in his own community to make it "okay to be against growth." Find out why we are infatuated with economic growth, and why we're afraid to talk about overpopulation.

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Stop assuming economic growth is the best way for humans to live.
ziiigggg
The film is peppered with interviews from experts, showing the importance that such a seemingly common-sense idea has achieved.
Chad M
Funny but a serious topic which makes it accessible for everyone.
Rjs

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Carol L. Coakley on January 1, 2013
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I am looking for a film to open a discussion on growth...there are some who believe growth is always good. They tend to be people who profit from building..Does it matter that they build on wetlands...How do we find the right balance between growth and housing...How many malls is too many?

Not your average dark documentary - it is funny and even a bit silly now and then. Hopefully it will set the right tone for a civil discussion.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mike Hanauer on December 4, 2012
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We can continue to fight and lose at 10,000 points of environmental darkness, or we can see the light of true sustainably as an overarching issue. "GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth" offers the hope of a real and practical solution to our cultural and environmental dilemma. See it to feel better and do good. There is a way.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Imagi on December 3, 2012
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This is a great little film with a straightforward message: It's OK to be against growth.

Some might say this film goes too far, but if anything, we will have to take its arguments further. The film draws out the limitations of a growth economy and shows the very real factors underlying our growth predicament. This would be a great film for students, because it can spark debates and get students thinking about new kinds of economic thinking. I fear the economy their parents' generation bequeathed them is nothing more than a Ponzi scheme.

Already looking forward to Growth Busters II!

Update: After a couple months, this film still sticks in my mind - the sign of a great film in my mind.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rjs on May 7, 2014
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Fantastic documentary. Funny but a serious topic which makes it accessible for everyone. I would recommend
putting on public screenings, inviting neighbors over etc. Everyone seems to accept the concept of continual growth and this
totally disproves it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ziiigggg on May 6, 2014
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Everyone on the planet should see this film ! Our human race is already struggling for food, fuel and space. We are at the beginning of whole society meltdown. We have maybe a few years yet to turn things round and this film tells us how. Its actually very easy. Stop assuming economic growth is the best way for humans to live. If we all pull back, have less babies, work less hours, go to bed when it gets dark, eat more simply, stay local then our planet may just be able to support our children. Carry on as we are - those babies born now will suffer and die. No brainer really. Highly recommended.
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By beatrice groetsch on December 5, 2014
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When you red the "Population bomb" by Ehrlich, you must see this.
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