Tuesday, June 25, 2019
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Part of the Sustainable Woodstock Climate Change and Sustainability Film Series
Tuesday June 25, 2019
Free. Suggested $10 donation graciously accepted.
Ronald Wright, whose best-seller, “A Short History Of Progress” inspired this film, reveals how civilizations are repeatedly destroyed by “progress traps” — alluring technologies serve immediate needs, but ransom the future. Surviving Progress presents the story of human advancement as awe-inspiring and double-edged. It reveals the grave risk of running the 21st century’s software — our know-how — on the ancient hardware of our primate brain which hasn’t been upgraded in 50,000 years. Primatologist Jane Goodall, author Margaret Atwood, and activists from the Congo, Canada, and USA — place their hope in our ingenuity and moral evolution.
Run Time: 1 hr 26 min