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Film screening: The Crisis of Civilization, Wed. Aug. 22

From: user 6.
Sent on: Friday, July 27, 2012 3:08 PM

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.
Followed by panel discussion with representatives from OWS Environmental Solidarity Working Group

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

“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

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