Pierre Smith Khanna (2020) “Fairytales of Growth” Runtime: 47 minutes. The effects and risks of climate change are compelling young people the world round to call upon radical system change as the only solution to avoid a catastrophic collapse. This film studies the role economic growth has had in bringing about this crisis, and explores the alternatives to it, offering a vision of hope for the future and a better life for all within planetary boundaries.
University of East Anglia (2017) “Testimony of Justice – Mariana Walter” Runtime: 5 minutes Testimony of Justice by Mariana Walter, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona, regarding recognition of environmental injustices, their visibility and the challenges facing those working on these complex issues. This video was produced by the Global Environmental Justice Group in the School of International Development (DEV), University of East Anglia.
Members of Research and Degrowth (2016) “Forum Theatre” Runtime: 29 minutes Performed in the Degrowth and Environmental Justice Summer School, Cerbere, France, 2016.
Grist (2015) “Degrowth, explained” A brief explainer of what economic growth is, how it affects the environment, and how degrowth offers an alternative. Featuring Sam Bliss.
Karin de Miguel Wessendorf / Thurn Film (2013) “Research and Degrowth” Runtime: 4 minutes Interviews with Federico Demaria and Filka Sekulova introducing a critique to the growth economy and degrowth principles as an opportunity for change.
Karin de Miguel Wessendorf / Thurn Film (2013) “Can Decreix” Runtime: 4 minutes An introductory video to Can Decreix, a project started in 2012 by François Schneider and friends from the degrowth community to explore what a degrowth, low-tech and self-sufficient way of life could look like.
Leah Temper (2012) “Life After Growth – Economics for Everyone” Runtime: 25 minutes Based on the thoughts and analysis of leading experts and activists around the world, this short documentary introduces key principles of degrowth in the wake of the economic crash of 2008 and proposals for how to transform society
Marta Conde (2019) “Commodity Frontiers and Degrowth” Runtime: 16 minutes A talk introducing the concepts of commodity frontiers and degrowth via a historical account of the growth and expansion of productive systems outside of Europe.
Rethinking Economics Norge (2018) “Ecological Crisis, Theoretical Crisis” Runtime: 53 minutes Why can’t we solve the issues related to climate change? What are the most pressing issues? What are the dynamics between the different crises and the theoretical frameworks we use? Gomez-Baggethun provides a concise analysis.
Modul University (2018) “Degrowth and Technology” Runtime: 3 minutes Consciously downscaling our levels of consumption of materials and energy for a better world for ourselves and future generations – Christian Kerschner, Assistant Professor at the Department of Sustainability, Governance and Methods, explains degrowth and technology in this new video series highlighting the research of the MU Vienna faculty.
Post-Growth Conference (2018) “Energy Sufficiency” Runtime: 130 minutes Chair: Molly Scott-Cato, MEP (Greens/EFA) Panellists: Riccardo Mastini (Friends of the Earth Europe, campaigner Resource justice and sustainability), Blake Alcott (Cambridge University, Author of The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements), Fulvia Raffaëlli (European Commission, DG GROW, Head of Unit responsible for Clean Technologies and Products), Philippe Tulkens (European Commission, DG Research & Innovation, Energy Directorate, Deputy Head of Unit), Peter Zapfel (European Commission, DG CLIMA, ETS Policy Development and Auctioning)
EU Commission (2018) “Why Economic Growth is not Compatible with Environmental Sustainability” Runtime: 8 minutes Keynote speech by ecological economist Federico Demaria at the “Well-being beyond GDP growth? Panel Discussion on Post-growth in the Era of Multiple Crises.” Organised by the European Commission (Brussels, 22nd February, 2018).
Happen Films & The Simplicity Institute (2016) “A Simpler Way – Crisis as Opportunity” Runtime: 78 minutes This documentary follows a community in Australia who have come together to explore and demonstrate a simpler way to live in response to global crises. Throughout the year the group build tiny houses, plant veggie gardens, practice simple living and permaculture principles, and discover the challenges of living in community.
Jeroen van den Bergh and Giorgos Kallis (2017) “A-growth or Degrowth?” Runtime: 63 minutes Debate on “A-growth or Degrowth?” between Prof. Jeroen van den Bergh and Prof. Giorgos Kallis held at ICTA, UAB.
Giacomo D’Alisa (2017) “Degrowth and the State” Runtime: 57 minutes A talk given by Giacomo D’Alisa on the relation of degrowth and the state, given at the Galerija Nova in Zagreb, December 12th 2017.
FUHEM (2017) “Democracia Directa y Cambios Socioambientales” Runtime: 69 minutes Christos Zografos sobre democracia directa y cambios socioambientales radicales: el caso del decrecimiento
Political Ecology (2016) “Ecological Debt – EJOLT reports” Runtime: 79 minutes Alf Hornborg (Lund University), Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Joan Martinez-Alier (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) present EJOLT reports on ecologically unequal exchange and the ecological debt. More about EJOLT project: http://ejolt.org/
EDx (2016) “Reclaim Your Right to Nature” Runtime: 19 minutes Despite decades of environmental regulations and international treaties, humanity has never been moving faster nor further from sustainability than now. In this talk, Erik Gómez-Baggethun dives into the question of what has failed in sustainability strategies and what is the way forward.
Bengi Akbulut (2016) “Feminist Economics and Degrowth” Runtime: 7 minutes. Intervention by scholar Bengi Akbulut at the roundtable on “Degrowth and feminism(s)” at the 5th International Degrowth Conference in Budapest (2016).
Marco Deriu (2016) “The Feminist Revolution and Degrowth” Runtime: 13 minutes .Intervention by scholar Bengi Akbulut at the roundtable on “Degrowth and feminism(s)” at the 5th International Degrowth Conference in Budapest (2016).
TESS Transition (2015) “Unconference Lightining Pitches: Filka Sekulova” Runtime: 4 minutes. Filka Sekulova discusses her experiences and the importance of political activism in stimulating community led initiatives and degrowth ideas.
ENTITLE (2015) “Degrowth: A Vocabulary for a New Era” Runtime: 108 minutes. Talk by Giorgos Kallis, Ashish Kothari and Amita Baviskar as part of the ENTITLE Summer School on Institutions, Justice and Democracy, 15-20 June 2015, Bogazici University, Istanbul.
Claudio Cattaneo (2014) “Voluntary Simplicity” Runtime: 3 minutes. Claudio Cattaneo summarising his lecture at the Degrowth Summer School 2014, Barcelona. Technological progress is the ultimate solution for improving factor productivity (labour and capital) and allow economic growth (and supposedly well-being). However, technological progress in terms of energy efficiency does not keep up with increasing natural resource scarcity (this is the objective condition for the limits to growth). On the other hand, how much do we need new technological products for improving our well-being? Is there a limit to technology? What do we refer to with the notion of “convivial tools”?
The EEB Channel (2014) “Why Degrowth in the North is Relevant for Struggles in the South” . Runtime: 3 minutes. Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos, the scientific coordinator of a global project on environmental justice (EJOLT: http://www.ejolt.org/project/ ) briefly links academic economic degrowth discussions in the North with grass roots activism in the South
Bengi Akbulut, Ashish Kothari, Daniela del Bene, Joan Martinez Alier, Julien -Francois Gerber and Federico Demaria (2016) “Towards Alliances of Alternatives to Development”
Runtime: 108 minutes . What kind of alliances can be built across the world, amongst movements struggling to challenge the currently destructive forms of ‘development’, and practice/promote radical alternatives that are just, equitable and sustainable? what are the differences between ‘north’ and ‘south’ on this, and what challenges can come up in such alliances? Panel discussion at the Degrowth Conference, Budapest, 31.8.2016.
Giorgos Kallis (2013) “The Economics of Degrowth” Runtime: 23 minutes Giorgos Kallis in discussion with students at MIT, covering topics such as alternatives to GDP, and other degrowth policy proposals. 3rd talk in the New Economy @ MIT spring speaker series, Building the New Economy.