Surviving Progress

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Surviving Progress

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Surviving Progress

Release Date: November 04, 2011

Year    :   2011
Slogan    :   «Every time history repeats itself, the price goes up.»
Genres    :   Documentary
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Director    :   Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks
Producers    :   Martin Scorsese, Daniel Louis, Denise Robert, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Mark Achbar, François Girard, Betsy Carson
Writers    :   Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks
RunTime    :   86 mins.

Humanity’s ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards, towards collapse? Ronald Wright, whose best-seller, “A Short History Of Progress” inspired “Surviving Progress”, shows how past civilizations were destroyed by “progress traps”—alluring technologies and belief systems that serve immediate needs, but ransom the future. As pressure on the world’s resources accelerates and financial elites bankrupt nations, can our globally-entwined civilization escape a final, catastrophic progress trap? With potent images and illuminating insights from thinkers who have probed our genes, our brains, and our social behaviour, this requiem to progress-as-usual also poses a challenge: to prove that making apes smarter isn’t an evolutionary dead-end.




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