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Surviving Progress Details

  • Release Date: Apr 06, 2011
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Genres: Documentary

FULL SYNOPSIS

As humanity basks in the glow of a century of unprecedented technological progress in the early years of the 21st century, a growing number of scientists wonder if we're really as well off as we imagine. While the world has a remarkable range of products and services at its disposal, we also have a dwindling supply of un-renewable natural resources, an environment damaged by global warming, a faltering global economy, and large parts of the world are demanding a First World standard of living while the nations that created it are struggling to keep their heads above water. Has the world become a victim of its own desire for progress? Filmmakers [[Performer~P660892~Mathieu Roy~mathieuroy]] and [[Performer~P201497~Harold Crooks~haroldcrooks]] examine the price we are paying for years of short-term advancement with little thought of long-term consequences in the documentary Surviving Progress. Featuring interviews with [[Performer~P93750~Stephen Hawking~stephenhawking]], [[Performer~P27647~Jane Goodall~janegoodall]], David Suzuki, [[Performer~P315521~Margaret Atwood~margaretatwood]], [[Performer~P714732~Jim Thomas~jimthomas]] and many more, Surviving Progress offers a sobering look at how unchecked science and economics have taken the world down a dangerous path, and what can be done to create a more sustainable future. Adapted from [[Performer~P714735~Ronald Wright~ronaldwright]]'s book A Short History of Progress, Surviving Progress was an official selection at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:April 6, 2011

Cast

Crew

Daniel Louis
Producer
Gerry Flahive
Producer
Denise Robert
Producer
Harold Crooks
Screenwriter
Mario Janelle
Cinematographer
Louis-Martin Paradis
Editor
Martin Scorsese
Executive Producer
Mark Achbar
Executive Producer
Betsy Carson
Executive Producer
Silva Basmajian
Executive Producer
Joao Godoy
Sound Recordist
Louis Piche
Sound Recordist
Harold Crooks
Co-Director
Philippe Scultety
Sound Recordist
Marcel Chouinard
Sound Recordist
Claude La Haye
Sound Recordist
Mark Achbar
Additional Cinematography
Dany Racine
Additional Cinematography
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