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"The Age of Stupid" - Screening of the movie - Attend for free!

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Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership

 

CAMBRIDGE RESILIENCE FORUM

 

PRESENTS THE FILM

"The Age of Stupid"

 

DATE:

  

Monday 1 March 2010

TIME:

  

17:30 for 18:00

VENUE:

  

KPMG Crescent, 85 Empire Road, Parktown, Johannesburg

COST:

  

Free *

The University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, in association with the British High Commission and KPMG invites you to a complimentary screening of "The Age of Stupid". The screening will be introduced by the Deputy High Commissioner and followed by a short discussion.

The Age of Stupid is a 90-minute film about climate change, set in the future, which had its world premiere in London on March 15th 2009 and was released in UK cinemas on March 20th 2009. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, Brassed Off) stars as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking back at archive footage from 2007 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?

This is what some critics had to stay:
'A much sterner and more alarming polemic than "An Inconvenient Truth," "The Age of Stupid," directed by Franny Armstrong, will be taken by some as an emergency wake-up call to do everything possible to avert impending catastrophe.' - New York Times

'Blurring the boundary between sci-fi and documentary, Franny Armstrong's "The Age of Stupid" peers back in time from a climate crisis-wracked 2055 to lament our current inaction on the mother of all conflicts: The war on terra.' - WIRED

'So tightly constructed and dynamic you leave the cinema energised rather than terrified and depressed.' - MovieTime, ABC National Radio
 

* The screening is FREE but booking is required. To reserve your seat please click here

 

Kindly sponsored by:

 

 

Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership, South African Office
Open Innovation Studio, 27 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town, 8000
Tel:  +27 (0)21 469 4765 
E-mail: info.sa@cpsl.cam.ac.uk
Web: www.cpsl.co.za