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Surviving Progress (2011)

Cast: Margaret Atwood, Colin Beavan, Jane Goodall, more...
Director: Harold Crooks
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Studio: First Run Features
Genre: Documentary, Political & Social Issues
Running Time: 84 min.

Synopsis
Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society? Or too much of a good thing? Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese, this provocative documentary explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through the major "progress traps" facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment. Featuring powerful arguments from such visionaries as Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood and Stephen Hawking, this enlightening and visually spectacular film invites us to contemplate the progress traps that destroyed past civilizations and that lie treacherously embedded in our own.



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