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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.
MIND-EXPANDING... SUBVERSIVE... BRISTLING WITH PROVOCATIVE INSIGHTS. Both brainy and light on its feet, and with wide variety of involving visuals, this mind-expanding ecological documentary bristles with provocative insights and probing questions about humanity and the state of the world. --Kenneth Turan, LA Times
A who's-who of great thinkers are riveting as they walk us through the question of whether we will or can survive progress. --Ernest Hardy, Seattle Weekly
CRITIC'S CHOICE. EXCELLENT! Succinct and entertaining. Weaves together a vast assortment of materials as well as information, to highly watchable results. Do the earth a favor: see this movie, and drag a skeptic you know along. --Dennis Harvey, San Francisco Bay Guardian
Beautiful cinematography and a movie which I truly enjoyed watching. This is one of the better documentaries from the past few years.Published 19 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 20 months ago by Zarathustra
This one really gets you thinking and inspires change. With a great soundtrack to boot (Philip Glass like) Excellent ~Published 21 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 22 months ago 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 22 months ago by Christopher Aune
Great documentary on the 21st century challenge from some exciting minds in the fields of development, sustainability, biology, etc. Read morePublished 23 months ago by EugeSchu
The movie itself was often slow and dry, but we did make it through the whole thing. It begins by discussing evolution which was a pretty clear sign that the writers are probably... Read morePublished 23 months ago by JD
I had heard a lot about this film before I watched it and it exceeded my expectations.
I was captured by it from the first moment on. Read more