"To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing." - Raymond Williams

Any budding film-makers/playwrights out there?

by Shaun Chamberlin on May 29th, 2008

Film making

At the national gathering of the Transition Towns last month we were privileged to be shown an advance screening of the forthcoming “The Age of Stupid” film.

The film stars Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite as an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, looking back at “archive” footage from 2008, asking “Why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?”.

Written & directed by “McLibel” filmmaker Franny Armstrong and produced by Oscar-winning John Battsek, the film will be released in cinemas in Autumn 2008.

Now, I enjoyed the film – especially some of the brilliant animated interludes – and felt it did a good job of laying out where we could end up if we don’t collectively ‘wake up’ and change direction, but it left me (and others) yearning for visions to set alongside it of where we could end up if we do.

In discussion with others in the Transition movement, the idea of trying to fill this gap is starting to grow and develop, so I was wondering if YOU would like to get involved? We’re very much in the early stages of deciding how this project could pan out, so come and join the discussion.

  1.  Jonny says:
    29 May, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    For people interested theres another sneak preview screening at the front line club with a Q&A with Franny Armstrong at the end of june.
    http://www.frontlineclub.com

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