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Title Surviving progress [videorecording] / Cinemaginaire and Big Picture Media Corp. in co-production with the National Film Board of Canada present ; director, Mathieu Roy ; co-director Harold Crooks ; produced by Daniel Louis, Denise Robert.

Imprint [New York] : First Run Features, [2012]

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 Moore Video  HM891 .S87 2012    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Edition Widescreen.
Description 1 DVD (86 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation.
Language Closed-captioned in English.
Note Documentary.
Performer Featuring, Stephen Hawking, Margaret Atwood, Jane Goodall, Michael Hudson, David Suzuki, Craig Venter.
Credits Director of photography, Mario Janelle ; editor, Louis-Martin Paradis.
Note "Inspired from the best-seller A short history of progress by Ronald Wright"--Container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Summary 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, 'Surviving Progress' is a provocative documentary that explores the concept of progress in the modern world, guiding through the major 'progress traps' facing civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment.
Contents What is progress? -- Progress traps -- Humans in the lab of evolution -- Earth's carrying capacity -- China takes the capitalist road -- Living off our natural capital -- A history of debt -- Debt, resources, and global finance -- Economics for a sustainable future -- Synthetic biology and scarcity -- Recognizing limits -- Moral progress or technological fixes.
Note Bonus materials: Introduction by Martin Scorsese at New York Premiere ; Extended interviews with Jane Goodall, Ronald Wright, Michael Hudson & Jim Thomas ; Round table discussion with filmmakers at Montreal Int. Documentary Festival.
Subject Progress.
Progress -- Economic aspects.
Progress -- Environmental aspects.
Technological innovations -- Economic aspects.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Technology and civilization.
Science and civilization.
Genre/Form Science films.
Social problem films.
Documentary films.
Nonfiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Roy, Mathieu, director.
Crooks, Harold, director.
Louis, Daniel, 1953- producer.
Robert, Denise, producer.
Hawking, Stephen, 1942-2018, interviewee (expression)
Atwood, Margaret, 1939- interviewee (expression)
Goodall, Jane, 1934- interviewee (expression)
Suzuki, David T., 1936- interviewee (expression)
Venter, J. Craig, producer.
Cinemaginaire (Firm)
Big Picture Media Corporation.
National Film Board of Canada.
First-Run Features (Firm)
Standard No. 720229914994
Music No. FRF 914994D First Run Features