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Film Screening: The Crisis of Civilization, Wed. August 22

Film Screening

The Crisis of Civilization

Wed., August 22, 6:30 PM

Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, 124 East 31st Street, NY, NY 10016
No charge to attend.

The Crisis of Civilization is a dark comedy documentary film that connects the dots between global crises. Ecological disaster and climate catastrophe, financial meltdown, peak oil and dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages – all are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. Without understanding how they are linked, we tend to deal with symptoms instead of the root causes. What ideas got us into this mess, and which ones can get us out?

Weaving together archival film clips and animations, film maker Dean Puckett and international security analyst Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed – author of A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It – prove that ‘another world’ is not merely possible, but on its way.

The real solution, Nafeez says, is to recognize that fundamental change for our civilization is inevitable, and to work toward systemic transformation based on more participatory forms of living. The film can also be seen online at http://crisisofcivilization.com/.

“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

Sponsors (list in process):
Occupy Wall Street Environmental Solidarity Working Group
NYC Business Smart and Beyond Oil NYC
http://environmentalsolidarity.nycga.net/
http://nycbsmart.com/
http://www.beyondoilnyc.org/

Please forward this to your network. Contact [masked] for a flyer or text.

Reviews:

Transition Voice: http://transitionvoice.com/2012/01/peak-kitsch-review-crisis-of-civilization/
Transition Network: http://www.transitionnetwork.org/stories/guest-blogger/2012-02/fine-tuning-great-transition

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  • Robin B.

    Repetitive, obvious, no new information, distracting illustrations that didn't add to the serious discussion. Adolescent. No reference to where the information came from. Fast and loose with the stats. Totally unbelievable. Preaching to the choir. If you want to change people's attitudes you have to start from where THEY are not where YOU are. This would not convince anyone who wasn't already with you on the subject.

    August 23, 2012

  • Zaza

    Great meeting shine the spotlights on the world crisis and the cause roots that lead by energy needs and urgent need for sustainability

    August 23, 2012

  • Dan M.

    An excellent new documentary that connects the dots between many issues you know about while explaining less known issues; showing what's going on and what happens next; and setting out what should be done. How about co-sponsoring a screening in your neighborhood?

    August 23, 2012

  • Ina B.

    I couldn't attend and saw somewhere that this can be watched online in its entirety. Anyone have that link? Thanks!

    August 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great event! I really thank you for putting this screening on. My members and I learned a lot and really enjoyed the discussion afterwards at the bar as well. I hope you do more events like this in the near future!

    August 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks so much for the screening, enjoyed the "cliff note" style of presentation. Many apologies for not being able to stay for the discussion -- long day. Looking forward to similar events in the future.

    August 22, 2012

  • to e.

    e-mail a blurb (or event name/date/time/location + contact info) to nyprotest@lists dot riseup dot net no subscrip needed

    August 10, 2012

    • Dan M.

      Todd - I just posted it. Thanks for your ongoing work with this calendar.

      August 10, 2012

  • to e.

    also consider using NY Activist Calendar
    at http://nycal dot mayfirst dot org

    August 10, 2012

  • to e.

    thanks for screening this! consider publicizing these actions & talks

    August 10, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, Dan. I'll try to get together a group from my own meetup to attend this educational event as well.

    July 30, 2012

  • Dan M.

    Hi Tiffany, We'll have a panel with myself and some folks from OWS Environmental Solidarity. More about me at www.beyondoilnyc.org. Unfortunately Mr. Puckett and Mr. Ahmed are in the UK, so it's hard for them to come by easily. We'll post updates about the panel. Because the venue has a time limit, we may have to move it to a place nearby, but fear not, there will be a time to discuss the film. - Dan

    July 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will either Mr. Puckett or Mr. Ahmed be there? Is someone
    Moderating a discussion afterwards? Will there be a reception or popcorn or dinner gathering following the event?

    July 28, 2012

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