Dir: Mathieu Roy & Harold Crooks
Official Selection: IDFA
From the makers of the award-winning documentary The Corporation, and with Martin Scorsese as Executive Producer, comes Surviving Progress. Inspired by Ronald Wright’s best-selling book A Short History Of Progress, this film questions the speed of our evolution and the risks of such uncontrolled development that’s still running on 50,000 year-old psychological hardware.
From this starting point and with fascinating commentary from bankers, economists, scientists, and philosophers the film effortlessly glides across landscapes as diverse as the international banking system, the rainforests of Central America, genomic technology and primate research.
This wonderfully cinematic – almost symphonic – experience that explores the nuances of the “capitalist experiment” is matched with some of the most eloquent social commentators of our generation offering a far-reaching international perspective on the issues. Surviving Progress is an example of truly powerful cinema that unfolds with great restraint, passionate argument and a sense of scale that is beautiful to watch.
Like The Corporation it’s gripping and epic stuff.
Screens with Greenland Year Zero (Grønland Ar Nul)
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