Have we outgrown the planet? Is there an alternative to perpetual economic and population growth?  The film “Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth” will be shown at First Parish in Needham, 23 Dedham Ave., on Sunday, November 17 at 7 p.m. This thought-provoking documentary challenges our beliefs linking growth with prosperity and fulfillment.  Interspersing interviews of leading thinkers, animation and humorous skits, the filmmaker documents his efforts to challenge the growth addiction of his own hometown.  Mike Hanauer, the Director of GrowthBusters.org, will lead the post-film discussion.

Economic Growth: Problem or Panacea