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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, this provocative documentary explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through the major "progress traps" facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment.
Featuring powerful arguments from such visionaries as Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood and Stephen Hawking, this enlightening and visually spectacular film invites us to contemplate the progress traps that destroyed past civilizations and that lie treacherously embedded in our own.
Surviving Progress National Film Board of Canada 2011 unrated DVD
This film combines a lot of familiar elements—familiar to anyone who follows environmental movements. Read more
The book the movie is based upon is a must read, the movie is for people that don't read much and it hits all the salient points. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Scott Fairbairn
Beautiful cinematography and a movie which I truly enjoyed watching. This is one of the better documentaries from the past few years.Published 22 months ago by Bar Taker
With Margaret Atwood, Jane Goodall, Stephen Hawking, Michael Hudson, Craig Venter and Robert Wright, and released by First Run Features. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Zarathustra
This one really gets you thinking and inspires change. With a great soundtrack to boot (Philip Glass like) Excellent ~Published 24 months ago by S.M. Dishman
The disk presents a credible argument that we are unable, largely because our largely ancient brain structure, to see and address the larger consequences of our actions. Read morePublished on November 6, 2013 by Jon Steenhoven
A great movie that makes you think about the larger ideas of what is going on. Most folks are caught in the constant state of crisis after crisis, but this helps us take a bigger... Read morePublished on November 1, 2013 by Christopher Aune
Great documentary on the 21st century challenge from some exciting minds in the fields of development, sustainability, biology, etc. Read morePublished on September 25, 2013 by EugeSchu