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The Crisis of Civilization: A Film for Our Time

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:59 By Dr Nafeez Ahmed, SpeakOut | Video

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The Crisis of Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. Weaving together archival film footage and animations, award-winning film-maker Dean Puckett, animator Lucca Benney and Guardian environment writer Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed – author of A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It – offer a stunning wake-up call proving that ‘another world’ is not merely possible, but on its way. 
 
Like the book on which it is based, the film consists of seven parts which explore the interconnected dynamic of global crises of Climate Catastrophe; Peak Energy; Peak Food; Economic Instability; International Terrorism; and the Militarization Tendency – with a final section on The Post-Peak World.
 
The film reveals how a failure to understand the systemic context of these crises, linked to neoliberal ideology, has generated a tendency to deal not with their root structural causes, but only with their symptoms. This has led to the proliferation of war, terror, and state-terror, including encroachment on civil liberties, while accelerating global crises rather than solving them. The real solution, Nafeez argues, is to recognize the inevitability of civilizational change, and to work toward a fundamental systemic transformation based on more participatory forms of living, politically, economically and culturally.
 
Voted a Festival Favourite at the Leeds International Film Festival and endorsed by BAFTA Lifetime Award winning film-maker Nick Broomfield, The Crisis of Civilization has been an international hit based on grassroots methods of distribution - true to the spirit of its message.
 
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The Crisis of Civilization: A Film for Our Time

Wednesday, 29 May 2013 13:59 By Dr Nafeez Ahmed, SpeakOut | Video

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The Crisis of Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. Weaving together archival film footage and animations, award-winning film-maker Dean Puckett, animator Lucca Benney and Guardian environment writer Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed – author of A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It – offer a stunning wake-up call proving that ‘another world’ is not merely possible, but on its way. 
 
Like the book on which it is based, the film consists of seven parts which explore the interconnected dynamic of global crises of Climate Catastrophe; Peak Energy; Peak Food; Economic Instability; International Terrorism; and the Militarization Tendency – with a final section on The Post-Peak World.
 
The film reveals how a failure to understand the systemic context of these crises, linked to neoliberal ideology, has generated a tendency to deal not with their root structural causes, but only with their symptoms. This has led to the proliferation of war, terror, and state-terror, including encroachment on civil liberties, while accelerating global crises rather than solving them. The real solution, Nafeez argues, is to recognize the inevitability of civilizational change, and to work toward a fundamental systemic transformation based on more participatory forms of living, politically, economically and culturally.
 
Voted a Festival Favourite at the Leeds International Film Festival and endorsed by BAFTA Lifetime Award winning film-maker Nick Broomfield, The Crisis of Civilization has been an international hit based on grassroots methods of distribution - true to the spirit of its message.
 
This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

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