DIRS. HAROLD CROOKS & MATHIEU ROY | 2011 | CANADA | 86 MIN.
Based on Ronald Wright's best-seller A Short History of Progress, this intelligent and provocative documentary explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through a sweeping but detailed survey of the major "progress traps" facing our civilization in the arenas of technology,economics,consumption,and the environment. Featuring powerful arguments from such visionaries as Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood and Stephen Hawking this enlightening and visually spectacular film invites us to contemplate the progress traps that destroyed past civilizations and that lie treacherously embedded in our own.
"Koyaanisqatsi meets The Corporation in this thought-provoking, brilliantly crafted film about nothing less than the history of the modern world and the fate of civilization." - Kevin LaForest, Montreal Hour