Growing Our Selves by De-Growing the System..- degrowth videos

Following on from the post ‘Economic ‘Growth’ will destroy everything’  on the insane policy of infinite growth on a finite planet in environmental collapse, we present two documentaries:

The first is a brilliant docu on revolutionary degrowth from 2012 in Spain and France with subtitles in 4 languages…Stop! Filming The Change-

The second is the trailer of the award winning documentary ‘Decrecimiento’ (Degrowth) which is being premiered free in Madrid cinemas next week.

 

Stop! Filming The Change (Stop! Rodando el Cambio)

– subtitles in English / français / italiano / castellano

Stop! Filming the change is a documentary recorded by a women’s team and financed collectively.

For a month we travel through different alternatives between Spain and France in search of other ways of life more respectful of the environment and the people who inhabit it.

The theory of degrowth on which we rely on alerts us to the impossibility of continuing to produce as it has done up to now on a planet whose resources are finite.

These levels of consumption have led us to the disappearance of forests, to have polluted rivers and seas, intoxicated food systems … all fueled by financial speculation and a carefree political class both socially and environmentally.

How much longer can we wait for a global paradigm shift to occur? Is it possible to live happily drastically reducing our needs?

DECRECIMIENTO   (Degrowth)

 Va a estrenar el documental Decrecimiento, dirigida por los hermanos Luis y Manuel Picazo Casariego:

Decrecimiento: del del Mito de la Abundancia a la Simplicidad Voluntaria   (in Spanish)

This documentary has won several awards at international environmental film festivals in 2016 and 2017 and is now to be screened in cinemas.

The projection that we announce here will take place in the CINETECA DEL MATADERO DE MADRID IN SESSION OF 18:30 ON DAYS 5, 6 AND 7 OF DECEMBER. Entry is free until full.

We strongly recommend this vision, because it invites us to reflect on the situation in our world and opens the way that seems more rational, even if it needs sacrifice, in order to get out of this spiral of destruction of the environment in which we find ourselves: Consume less and stop believing in that technology, the new religion, will save us from what technology has brought us.

Faced with the collapse of the socio-economic system because of the environmental crisis and resources that the planet suffers, a new social movement, aware of the limits of the biosphere, builds a sustainable alternative.

There is a present world, the world of desire, of “having”, of “always more”, characterized by the absence of limits to economic growth. A world that today collapses because of the decline of energy resources, raw materials and the environmental crisis.

And there is a world that is already arriving, the world of “being”, where more and more people reinvent their way of life adapting it to the limits of the biosphere and to the real needs of the human being.

original en castellano

Este documental ha obtenido algunos galardones en festivales internacionales de cine medioambiental en 2016 y 2017 y y ahora se proyecta en salas cinematográficas.

La proyección que aquí anunciamos tendrá lugar en la CINETECA DEL MATADERO DE MADRID EN SESIÓN DE 18:30 LOS DÍAS 5, 6 Y 7 DE DICIEMBRE. La entrada es libre y gratuita hasta completar aforo. Tiene más información en los siguientes enlaces:

Presentación

http://www.cinetecamadrid.com/pelicula/decrecimiento/3121/

Recomendamos vivamente su visión, porque invita a reflexionar sobre la situación en nuestro mundo y abre la vía que parece más racional, aunque sea sacrificada, para poder salir de esta espiral de destrucción del medio en que nos encontramos: Consumir menos y dejar de creer en que la tecnología, la nueva religión, nos va a salvar de lo que la tecnología nos ha traído.

Ante el derrumbe del sistema socio-económico a causa de la crisis ambiental y de recursos que sufre el planeta, un nuevo movimiento social, consciente de los límites de la biosfera, construye una alternativa sostenible.Existe un mundo presente, el mundo del deseo, del “tener”, del “siempre más”, caracterizado por la ausencia de límites al crecimiento económico. Un mundo que hoy se derrumba a causa del declive de los recursos energéticos, las materias primas y la crisis ambiental. Y existe un mundo que ya está llegando, el mundo del “ser”, donde cada vez más personas reinventan su modo de vida adaptándolo a los límites de la biosfera y a las necesidades reales del ser humano.

Existe un mundo presente, el mundo del deseo, del “tener”, del “siempre más”, caracterizado por la ausencia de límites al crecimiento económico.Un mundo que hoy se derrumba a causa del declive de los recursos energéticos, las materias primas y la crisis ambiental. Y existe un mundo que ya está llegando, el mundo del “ser”, donde los llamados objetores de crecimiento reinventan su modo de vida adaptándolo a los límites de la biosfera y a las necesidades reales del ser humano.

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