Neighborhood Resilience Film Screenings
Followed by facilitated discussion. Meet your neighbors and act locally!
Second Mondays of the month this spring at Coffeed in LIC
"Crisis of Civilization"
Monday, March 10, 7 PM
No charge to attend. Homemade pastries and coffee provided.
Coffeed, 37-18 Northern Blvd., LIC, NY 11101, near the 36th St. stop on R & M trains, just a few minutes from midtown Manhattan, downstairs from Brooklyn Grange.
This dark comedy documentary connects the dots between global crises. It combines archival film clips and animations with detailed analysis and specific positive options to transform systems. (80 minutes) If you can't come out, see it free online at http://crisisofcivilization.com
Most accounts of our contemporary global crises focus on one area in isolation. Experts unwilling to look outside their specializations won't help us respond. International security analyst Dr. Nafeez Ahmed argues that financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, climate change, the threat of terrorism and food shortages need to be considered as converging symptoms of the same failing global system. When we recognize that another world is not merely possible but on its way, it's much easier to help speed up the process. Miner, organizer of the Resilience NYC Meetup, facilitates discussion after the film and hands out a guide to already available NYC sustainability programs suitable for neighborhood action.
“A really fantastic overview of the global situation. I don’t think I’ve seen a more comprehensive ‘welcome to the 21st century’.” – Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute.
"Ahmed synthesizes an immense amount of information from a variety of academic disciplines without coming off as pedantic or pompous.... But it’s what’s woven around Ahmed every time the film cuts away from him that really makes this movie fun, funny, engaging and ultimately a powerful call-to-action. Ahmed continues his voice over, but almost all the rest of the film is either stock footage, much of it vintage kitsch, or else original animations..." - Review in Transition Voice.