Film Screening: The Crisis of Civilization, Wed. Aug. 22
The Crisis of Civilization
Wednesday August 22, from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Screening at Center for Spiritual Development / Sukyo Mahikari
124 East 31st Street between Park & Lexington Aves. [see directions at bottom]
No charge to attend.
Join us after the screening in the back room of Desmond's Tavern, around the corner. 433 Park Avenue South, NY, NY 10016 - at 30th St. We’ll start with remarks by Chris Williams, followed by discussion facilitated by Pete Rugh, OWS Environmental Solidarity. Chris is a professor at Pace U. and is the author of Ecology and Socialism.
The Crisis of Civilization is a dark comedy documentary film that connects the dots between global crises. Ecological disaster and climate catastrophe, financial meltdown, peak oil and dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages – all are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system. Without understanding how they are linked, we tend to deal with symptoms instead of the root causes. What ideas got us into this mess, and which ones can get us out?
Weaving together archival film clips and animations, film maker Dean Puckett and international security analyst Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed – author of A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It – prove that ‘another world’ is not merely possible, but on its way.
The real solution, Nafeez says, is to recognize that fundamental change for our civilization is inevitable, and to work toward systemic transformation based on more participatory forms of living. The film can also be seen online at http://crisisofcivilization.com/.
“A really fantastic overview of the global situation. I don’t think I’ve seen a more comprehensive ‘welcome to the 21st century’.” – Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute
Sponsors (list in process):
Occupy Wall Street Environmental Solidarity Working Group
NYC Business Smart
Beyond Oil NYC
NYC Peak Oil Meetup
NYC Permaculture Meetup
http://environmentalsolidarity.nycga.net/ http://nycbsmart.com/ http://www.beyondoilnyc.org/ http://www.meetup.com/peakoilnyc/ http://www.nycpermaculture.info/
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Download a flyer at http://www.beyondoilnyc.org/Crisis-Film-Flyer-7-25-12.pdf.
Transition Voice: http://transitionvoice.com/2012/01/peak-kitsch-review-crisis-of-civiliza...
Transition Network: http://www.transitionnetwork.org/stories/guest-blogger/2012-02/fine-tuni...
[Directions added for Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, 124 East 31st Street btw Park Av South & Lexington Av.; transit: #6 train to 33 St (at Park Av.); D, F, N, Q, R or weekday B or M to 34 St-Herald Sq (at 6th Av & Broadway); PATH to 33rd St; #1, 2, 3 to 34 St-Penn Sta (at 7th Av); A, C, E to 34 St-Penn Sta (at 8th Av); M34 crosstown bus via 34th St; buses via Lex Av or Madison Av or 3rd Av, or any of several buses via 5th Av http://ow.ly/cT4za -t.]