Homo Stupidus

After ages during which the earth produced harmless trilobites and butterflies, evolution progressed to the point at which it has generated Neros, Genghis Khans, and Hitlers. This, however, I believe is a passing nightmare; in time the earth will become again incapable of supporting life, and peace will return

~ Bertrand Russell

 

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The Age of Stupid is, as I understood from enthusiastic critics, a “pretty imaginative,” “straightforward” and “striking” drama-documentary about climate change that has just been released in the UK.

 

It is set in the future. A man (Pete Postlethwaite) living alone, in a 2055 devastated world, browsing through media archives of the beginning of the twenty first century, wondering, helplessly, why didn’t we save ourselves when we had the chance.

 

The film, according to its official website is the end result of an independent enterprise that “crowd-raised” over 600,000 USD, selling shares to anonymous individuals and groups.

 

Sounds fascinating!

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