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Surviving Progress

Ronald Wright's bestseller A Short History of Progress gets the documentary treatment with help from talking heads Stephen Hawking, David Suzuki, Margaret Atwood, Jane Goodall and others. The central question is whether or not human beings are equipped to handle all the rapid technological changes taking place in the world today. The film puts the onus squarely on debt-based capitalism, which pushes progress forward at the expense (literally) of the majority of humans. Our planet simply doesn't have the resources to provide for six billion conspicuous consumers. So what do we do? Surviving Progress hints at a few solutions--most of which probably aren't enough to stem the tide. 86 minutes Unrated.