"Surviving Technology" by National Film Board (youtube)
[a] brainy, visually arresting but oh so disturbing look at our unfortunate tendency to endanger the future of our planet in the name of progress.
—Brendan Kelly, The Montreal Gazette
Surviving Progress is a film that explores how progress in the fields of technology, environment and the economy is affecting us.
The film takes its inspiration from the best selling book A Short History of Progress by Ronald Wright.
It features comments from leading thinkers such as Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall and Margaret Atwood. It makes us wonder whether making apes smarter was such a good idea.
Surviving Progress shows at Cinematheque until May 24.