Monday, July 6, 2009

the age of stupid

Told in hindsight, the British film The Age of Stupid is a foresight of the future we may face and the incredible sense of shame that might very well accompany the great sense of loss. The film follows it's narrator, a lone survivor in the year 2055, as he watches film footage of 2007 and the swirling arguments and political stand-offs that the idea of climate change generated. As he watches real footage from 2007, the narrator (played by Pete Postlethwaite) wonders aloud why we didn't stop climate change while we had the chance. Meanwhile, epic scenes of the disaster and the world we constructed are flashed on the screen. It will be frightening to see real images of natural disasters today side by side with the haunting but beautiful scenes of a post-apocalyptic world and all to easy to see the two being not-to distant relations. Seen on i09.

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