Monday, August 13, 2007

What a Way to Go


For the past few months I have been waiting for the release of "what a way to go, life at the end of empire". What a way to go is a doco covering the various problems facing our society, and how the combination will trigger a collapse which will permanantly end our current way of life. Unlike others films like the "End of suburbia" or Al Gores "An Inconvienient Truth" what a way to go does not in the end try and pretend that tinkering round the edges will solve things. The film promises to provide a sobering view of our society which will shake many out of there trance.


The reviews of it so far have been very positive and I have ordered two copys to show to friends. I have been reading the websites blogs for the past few months and I'm very excited about seeing the finished product.

Taken from the website

What is it doing to us as thoughtful human beings as we face the overwhelming challenges of:

Peaking fossil fuel flow rates?
Critically degraded ecosystems?
A changing climate?
An exploding global population?
Teetering global economies? An unstable political climate?
And what is it doing to the rest of the life on this planet?

Featuring interviews with Daniel Quinn, Derrick Jensen, Jerry Mander, Chellis Glendinning, Richard Heinberg, Thomas Berry, William Catton, Ran Prieur and Richard Manning, What a Way to Go looks at the current global situation and asks the most important questions of all:
How did we get here? Why do we keep destroying the planet? What do we truly want? Can we find a vision that will empower us to do what isnecessary to survive, and even thrive, in the coming decades?

The website is here, the film can be purchased here

Trailer

3 comments:

Marcy said...

I'll wait until you've seen it and posted a review. I don't want to watch it if it's going to make me paralyzed with fear.

I personally don't care if the collapse comes, as long as it comes after I'm dead.

After all, I wasn't stupid enough to make any babies that will still be here to suffer after I'm dead.

Actually, I'm kinda suprised/disturbed at the number of primitivists or anti-civers who have children. What part of overpopulation do they not get?

John said...

I guess the arguments always gone that environmentalists/crashers should have kids so they can teach them how to live better?

I think I'm passed the fear thing, There came a point where I couldnt take climate change and soil degradation personally and while I spend a lot of time thinking about it I dont let it get to me like I used too. I hope to get the DVDs in a week or two and will review them as soon as I see it.

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