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Surviving Progress

Film about the risks we pose to our own survival in the name of progress, connecting financial collapse, growing inequality and global oligarchy with the sustainability of mankind.

Documentary telling the double-edged story of the grave risks we pose to our own survival in the name of progress. With rich imagery the film connects financial collapse, growing inequality and global oligarchy with the sustainability of mankind itself. The film explores how we are repeatedly destroyed by 'progress traps' - alluring technologies which serve immediate need but rob us of our long term future. Featuring contributions from those at the forefront of evolutionary thinking such as Stephen Hawking and economic historian Michael Hudson. With Martin Scorsese as executive producer, the film leaves us with a challenge - to prove that civilisation and survival is not the biggest progress trap of them all.

1 hour, 20 minutes

Last on

Sat 23 Jun 2012 00:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Director Mathieu Roy
Director Harold Crooks
Series Editor Nick Fraser
Executive Producer Martin Scorsese

Broadcasts

  • Mon 4 Jun 2012 22:00
  • Tue 5 Jun 2012 02:55
  • Fri 8 Jun 2012 00:40
  • Sat 23 Jun 2012 00:00