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Rejecting the Religion of Growth
Marie-Monique Robin, Mark Lycett - interlocutor
 Dale Lehman/WZRD  Contact Contributor
April 21, 2015, 9:11 p.m.
Following the screening of several clips from her latest film Sacred Growth!, which explores the world of localized non-exploitative communities, Ms Robin is interviewed by Mark Lycett, Director of the Program On the Global Environment. She highlights the country of Butan where the King has rejected "growth" driven development, as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP), for one that is reflected in the country's new standard of well-being, Gross National Happiness (GNH). She also speaks about the effect of the local currency movement in reversing systemic poverty and its spread globally; over 7000 communities now benefiting from it, an increase of 2000 during the period in which she produced her documentary. The citizen led movements she documents are propelled by popular recognition of the dangers of climate change and a rejection of the consumerism that is the basis of the current artificially imposed system.
International House
Program On The Global Environment - UC
Cultural Services of the French Council General-Chicago
French Ecology Center

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