RESISTANCE CINEMA Presents SURVIVING PROGRESS
RESISTANCE CINEMA in collaboration with ACTION FOR JUSTICE Presents
Cinemaginaire and Big Picture Meda Corporation in coproduction with The National Film Board Of Canada A film by MATHIEU ROY & HAROLD CROOKS, Executive Producers MARTIN SCORSESE, MARK ACHBAR, BETSY CARSON, EMMA TILLINGER KOSKOFF, Inspire by the best seller “A Short History Of Progress” by RONALD WRIGHT, (2011, 86min)
WHEN: Sunday June 16th 1:15 pm
WHERE: Community Church NY, Assembly Hall, 40 East 35th St. btwn Park & Madison Aves.
ADMISSION: Free, donations appreciated
SURVIVING PROGRESS presents the story of human advancement as awe-inspiring and double-edged. It reveals the grave risk of running the 21st century’s software — our know-how — on the ancient hardware of our primate brain which hasn’t been upgraded in 50,000 years. With rich imagery and immersive soundtrack, filmmakers Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks launch us on journey to contemplate our evolution from cave-dwellers to space explorers.
The film, reveals how civilizations are repeatedly destroyed by “progress traps” — alluring technologies serve immediate needs, but ransom the future. SURVIVING PROGRESS leaves us with a challenge: To prove that making apes smarter was not an evolutionary dead-end.