Transition Newtown is hosting a screening of the film Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth Sunday, November 18th from 3-5 at the C. H. Booth Library lower meeting room. The film is free and all are welcome.
This groundbreaking documentary challenges our beliefs linking growth with prosperity and fulfillment. The film explores how our attitudes toward economic consumption and population growth prevent rational responses to evidence we’ve outgrown the planet.
In this David vs. Goliath story, filmmaker Dave Gardner shares his own personal story of daring to challenge our growth-worshipping system. He is rebuked by elected officials who are deacons of the church of growth everlasting. He takes on millionaire real-estate developers enriched by public growth subsidies, and he tackles economists who spin pro-growth propaganda.