Friday, March 20, 2009

Age of Stupid - the reason we must act

Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth helped to promote environmental awareness around the globe. The Age of Stupid, which premiered today, will instead challenge each of us to act and to be Not Stupid.

The film portrays a man (Pete Postlethwaite) looking back from the year 2055 and going through an archive of contemporary reports and documentary evidence from our present day. It paints a stunning picture of our individual and collective stupidity in not choosing to act now and avoid the inevitable consequences of man-made climate change.

In an early scene Pete asks "Why didn't we save ourselves when we had the chance".

Please please go and watch it - and tell your friends to watch it - and then tell them to join with you in doing the Green Thing.

Huge congratulations to Franny Armstrong, Pete Postlethwaite, the team from Age of Stupid and all the backers of this crowd-funded project. A hugely important film.