Green Screens: Cinema Planeta

The Crisis of Civilization

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The Crisis of Civilization
Dean Puckett, 2011
UK | Format: Digital | 82 minutes

A documentary that is “remarkably pleasant to watch considering its subject matter: the looming destruction of civilisation as we know it.” (Ceasefire Magazine). Are we nearing the end of civilization? Faced with the issues of climate change, worldwide financial failure, terrorism and depletion of natural resources, maybe. The film is based on the book and narrated by Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed (Executive Director of the Institute for Policy Research and Development). He shows how these issues are related in one large, failing system built of the premise of unlimited growth. His arguments challenge the blind assumption of the West that the neo-liberal capitalist system is the best possible system and cannot be improved upon. He also conjectures that a new system will be born out of necessity.

Series: Green Screens: Cinema Planeta

Venue: Film Center Amphitheater

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