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Surviving progress

Author: Mathieu RoyHarold CrooksDaniel LouisDenise RobertStephen HawkingAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : First Run Features, [2012]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
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Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society, or too much of a good thing? Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, 'Surviving Progress' is a provocative documentary that explores the concept of progress in the modern world, guiding through the major 'progress traps' facing civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Mathieu Roy; Harold Crooks; Daniel Louis; Denise Robert; Stephen Hawking; Margaret Atwood; Jane Goodall; David T Suzuki; J Craig Venter; Ronald Wright; Cinemaginaire (Firm),; Big Picture Media Corporation,; National Film Board of Canada,; First-Run Features (Firm),
OCLC Number: 800780486
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: Documentary.
"Inspired from the best-seller A short history of progress by Ronald Wright"--Container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Bonus materials: Introduction by Martin Scorsese at New York Premiere; Extended interviews with Jane Goodall, Ronald Wright, Michael Hudson and Jim Thomas; Round table discussion with filmmakers at Montreal Int. Documentary Festival.
Credits: Director of photography, Mario Janelle ; editor, Louis-Martin Paradis.
Performer(s): Featuring, Stephen Hawking, Margaret Atwood, Jane Goodall, Michael Hudson, David Suzuki, Craig Venter.
Description: 1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation.
Contents: What is progress? --
Progress traps --
Humans in the lab of evolution --
Earth's carrying capacity --
China takes the capitalist road --
Living off our natural capital --
A history of debt --
Debt, resources, and global finance --
Economics for a sustainable future --
Synthetic biology and scarcity --
Recognizing limits --
Moral progress or technological fixes.
Responsibility: presented by Cinemaginaire and Big Picture Media Corp. in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada ; director, Mathieu Roy ; co-director Harold Crooks ; produced by Daniel Louis, Denise Robert.

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Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society, or too much of a good thing? Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, 'Surviving Progress' is a provocative documentary that explores the concept of progress in the modern world, guiding through the major 'progress traps' facing civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment.

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This cinematic think-piece has a sterling pedigree, being produced by the team behind the documentaries Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media and The Corporation. Like these films, Surviving Progress mixes thoughtful analysis of current (and future) issues with...
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