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The Crisis of Civilization
Date Wednesday September 05
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
uptown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
Event Type Screening
EmailHumanistHall [at]

Film evenings begin with potluck refreshments & social hour at 6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion after the film.

by Dean Puckett and Lucca Benney

Here is an engaging, and entertaining documentary telling of the converging problems brought about by the fossil fuel era — from the population spikes that oil’s largesse has spawned to the fouling of air and water, all leading to the inevitable downfall of the modern way of life that must arise from the finite nature of oil and other fossil fuels. And so, because of the seriousness of the subject, it is also a deep documentary investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism, and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. Weaving together archival film footage and animations, film-maker Dean Puckett, animator Lucca Benney, and international security analyst Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, offer a stunning wake-up call proving that “another world” is not merely possible but on its way. The film reveals how a failure to understand the systemic context of these crises, linked to neoliberal ideology, has generated a tendency to deal not with their root structural causes, but only with their symptoms. This has led to the proliferation of war, terror, and state-terror, including encroachment on civil liberties, while accelerating global crises rather than solving them.

Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Saturday Sep 1st, 2012 7:27 PM

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by Lydia Heather Blumberg
Thursday Sep 6th, 2012 1:43 AM
Please let me know if a screening of this documentary is planned in SF :)
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