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Product Surviving Progress

Surviving Progress

host Margaret Atwood

As humanity basks in the glow of a century of unprecedented technological progress in the early years of the 21st century, a growing number of scientists wonder if we're really as well off as we imagine. While the world has a remarkable range of products and services at its disposal, we also have a dwindling supply of un-renewable natural resources, an environment damaged by global warming, a faltering global economy, and large parts of the world are demanding a First World standard of living while the nations that created it are struggling to keep their heads above water. Has the world become a victim of its own desire for progress? Filmmakers Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks examine the price we are paying for years of short-term advancement with little thought of long-term consequences in the documentary SURVIVING PROGRESS. Featuring interviews with Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall, David Suzuki, Margaret Atwood, Jim Thomas and many more, SURVIVING PROGRESS offers a sobering look at how unchecked science and economics have taken the world down a dangerous path, and what can be done to create a more sustainable future. Adapted from Ronald Wright's book A SHORT HISTORY OF PROGRESS, SURVIVING PROGRESS was an official selection at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
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Video, DVD / 2012

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Rating: Not Rated
Director: Mathieu Roy
Screenwriter: Harold Crooks / Mathieu Roy
Composer: Patrick Watson / Michael Ramsey
Director of Photography: Mario Janelle
Additional DOP: Mark Achbar / Jean-Pierre St-Louis / Dany Racine
Host: Margaret Atwood / Enio Beata / Colin Beavan
Chen Changnian / Chen Ming / Victor Zhikai Gao
Jane Goodall / Stephen Hawking / Michael Hudson
Simon Johnson / Mark Levine / Gary Marcus
Kambale Musavuli / Daniel Povinelli / Marina Silva
Vaclav Smil / David Suzuki / Raquel Taitson-Queiroz
Jim Thomas / J. Craig Venter / Robert Wright
Distributed by: First Run Features
Release Date: September 25, 2012
Original Release Year: 2011
Format: DVD Video
Run Time: 86 minutes
Color: Color
ISBN: 6314775965 / 9786314775964
UPC: 720229914994 / 00720229914994
Genre: Education/General Interest / Environmental
Keywords: Social Issues / Disaster / Documentary

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