FILM — SURVIVING PROGRESS
Joe Walsh, CINE-VUE.COM – U.K.
“[four stars] Fascinating and ambitious…one of the finest documentaries to date. A careful and balanced exploration of a complex paradox: namely, that if increasing wealth and better technologies are deemed progressive, what has actually brought us to the near-collapse of the global economy?”
Ken Eisner, GEORGIA STRAIGHT, Vancouver
“… takes you beyond current surface environmental and financial disasters into the major mindset adjustments we must undertake if we’re not going to simply build bigger Band-Aids every year until the lights go out.”
Alison Rose, FILMMAKER [Love At The Twilight Motel]
“I loved Surviving Progress… everything from global warming to the financial meltdown fit into the same human behavioural model.”
Ed Rampell , EARTH ISLAND JOURNAL
“Surviving Progress is essential viewing. It’s among the best eco-docs since 2006’s Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth. The interviews and archival footage are spliced with cinematically splendid close-ups revealing the wonder and splendor of a natural world that we must save — along with ourselves.”
Kevin Laforest, HOUR, Montreal
“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 – all that in 85 minutes! …. Surviving Progress is as ambitious as it gets and pulls it off. It raises more questions than it answers, of course, but that’s the name of the game when you’re tackling such lofty subjects.”
“Surviving Progress … an intelligent analysis of humanity at a crucial crossroads, in search of an exit from self-created dystopia.”
Mike Scott, THE TIMES-PICAYUNE
“Clear, intelligent, visually striking…paints a portrait of a civilization with an end-game eerily similar to that of the Roman empire.”
Dennis Harvey, SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN
“Do the earth a favor: see this movie, and drag a skeptic you know along.