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Title The crisis of civilization. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 77 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by Crisis Film in 2012.
Summary The crisis of civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. Weaving together archival film footage and animations, film-maker Dean Puckett, animator Lucca Benney and international security analyst Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed - author of A user's guide to the crisis of civilization: and how to save it - offer a stunning wake-up call proving that 'another world' is not merely possible, but on its way. Like the book on which it is based, the film consists of seven parts which explore the interconnected dynamic of global crises of climate catastrophe; peak energy; peak food; economic instability; international terrorism; and the militarization tendency - with a final section on the post-peak world. The film reveals how a failure to understand the systemic context of these crises, linked to neoliberal ideology, has generated a tendency to deal not with their root structural causes, but only with their symptoms. This has led to the proliferation of war, terror, and state-terror, including encroachment on civil liberties, while accelerating global crises rather than solving them. The real solution, Nafeez argues, is to recognise the inevitability of civilizational change, and to work toward a fundamental systemic transformation based on more participatory forms of living, politically, economically and culturally. Also featuring clowns, car crashes, explosions, acrobats, super heroes, xylophones and much, much more! Cinema planeta - Official selection 2012 Elevate documentary film - Selection 2011 Leeds International Film Festival - Official Selection 2011 International Human Rights Film Festival - Buenos Aires, Argentina Portobello Film festival - London Acclaim:"A film which offers a glimmer of hope to the overwhelmed." - Little White Lies Magazine"A unique film. Everyone should see it." - Nick Broomfield (Bafta award winning documentary filmmaker) ..."A powerful critique of a failed global system and a manifesto for constructive social change" - Leeds International Film Festival"A really fantastic overview of the global situation. I don't think I've seen a more comprehensive 'welcome to the 21st century'." - Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow-in-Residence, Post Carbon Institute"Peak Kitsch -- fun, funny, engaging and ultimately a powerful call-to-action" - Transition Voice"Through interviews, found footage, and animation, the film actually manages to make the unwinding of our conventional, fossil-fueled, more-is-more industrial civilization accessible" - grist.org"This film is necessary viewing, not just for activists but for anyone who's planning to hang around this planet for the foreseeable future. Yes, I'm looking at you." - Ceasefire Magazine Director, Dean Puckett.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Global environmental change.
Natural resources -- Management.
Food supply.
Economic stabilization.
Terrorism and globalization.
Militarism.
Added Author Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1076151 Kanopy
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