Surviving progress
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DVD-ED 303.44 SURVIVI
  
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DVD, Videorecording, Projected Medium, Visual Materials
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Publisher, Date:
[New York] : First Run Features, [2012]
Description:
1 videodisc (86 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
digital optical
Dolby Digital
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video file DVD video region 1
  
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Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
Edition:
Widescreen.
Summary:
Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society, or too much of a good thing? Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, 'Surviving Progress' is a provocative documentary that explores the concept of progress in the modern world, guiding through the major 'progress traps' facing civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment.
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Documentary.
"Inspired from the best-seller A short history of progress by Ronald Wright"--Container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2011.
Bonus materials: Introduction by Martin Scorsese at New York Premiere; Extended interviews with Jane Goodall, Ronald Wright, Michael Hudson and Jim Thomas; Round table discussion with filmmakers at Montreal Int. Documentary Festival.
Director of photography, Mario Janelle ; editor, Louis-Martin Paradis.
Featuring, Stephen Hawking, Margaret Atwood, Jane Goodall, Michael Hudson, David Suzuki, Craig Venter.
DVD; NTSC; widescreen presentation.
Closed-captioned.
Contents:
What is progress? -- Progress traps -- Humans in the lab of evolution -- Earth's carrying capacity -- China takes the capitalist road -- Living off our natural capital -- A history of debt -- Debt, resources, and global finance -- Economics for a sustainable future -- Synthetic biology and scarcity -- Recognizing limits -- Moral progress or technological fixes.
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