The Age of Stupid

Shared Planet The Bigger Picture
Director: Franny Armstrong | Countries of production: United Kingdom | Year: 2009 | Length: 92 min
Language: English, French with English subtitles | Certificate: 12A Cert

A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.

Multi-award-winning documentary director Franny Armstrong (McLibel, Drowned Out) and Oscar-winning producer John Battsek (One Day In September, Restrepo) pioneered the now ubiquitous ‘crowd-funding’ model to finance the film, and then spent four years following seven real people’s stories to be interweaved with Pete Postlethwaite’s fictional character: an Indian entrepreneur struggling to start a new low-cost airline,  a Shell employee in New Orleans who rescued more than 100 people during Hurricane Katrina, an 82-year-old French mountain guide watching his beloved glaciers melt, two Iraqi refugee children searching for their elder brother, a young woman living in desperate poverty in Nigeria’s richest oil area, and a windfarm developer in Britain battling the NIMBYs who don’t want his turbines to spoil their view.

 

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“An irresistible David and Goliath tale… you can’t help but cheer along”
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Hawaii International Film Festival, Winner, Best Feature
Sun Child Festival, Winner, Best Investigation of Environmental Issues

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