Degrowth and Doughnut Economics: A Documentary

A video exploration of how degrowth and doughnut economics seek to build a sustainable and inclusive future.

In the spring of 2022, I completed a film documentary titled "Code Red: An Exploration of Degrowth Economics" for my undergraduate thesis at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

The project features scholars, journalists, and activists from North America and Europe discussing alternative economic practices, with perspectives from degrowth, green growth, and doughnut economics. Watch the 30-minute video below!

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Topics, such as endless growth (explained by David Pilling of the Financial Times) and doughnut economics (Andrew Fanning at DEAL), are introduced and debated on the merits of feasibility and sustainability in the modern world.

Degrowth economics as a concept is examined by its supporters (with an in-depth interview with Timothée Parrique) and its critics (Green New Deal architect Robert Pollin). 

I hope to continue this project on a more professional level in the future and complete a full feature film that dives into this intriguing concept of degrowth and doughnut economics. Stay tuned!




    Annahita Nezami


    To learn more about sustainable and regenerative approaches. To network with other people and organizations who share our vision

    Marcos Iorio

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    I'm an ethusiastic and maker of Regenerative Cultures in Brazil.

    David Brühlmeier

    Düdingen, Fribourg/Freiburg, Schweiz

    Building bridges for a more beautiful world our hearts know is possible.

    Don Dwiggins

    Northridge, Los Angeles, California, United States of ...

    I've been interested in the economic aspects of sustainability for many years, beginning with a focus on relocalizing economies.

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    Greg Apodaca 11 months ago

    Nice work Declan! Let's work together to implement Doughnut concepts and tools in the greater L.A.  area. I may have some contacts that can help with your film project. Contact me, Greg Apodaca, if you're interested at or at  626-437-6735.

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