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Posted: January 23, 2013

Surviving Progress screening in Cranbrook and Kimberley

Wildsight’s One Planet Film Series will wrap up the season with two screenings of ‘Surviving Progress’ on January 31 and February 1.

“We’ve been waiting for this film to become available and are thrilled to be able to show it,” said Dan Moe, Wildsight Kimberley/Cranbrook Director. “It’s based on well-known Canadian thinker Ronald Wright’s groundbreaking Massey Lectures he gave across Canada a few years ago. This is a big picture film that looks at environmental impacts of our current civilization and the impact of concentrating wealth in the hands of a few.”

Moe will introduce the film in Kimberley while City of Cranbrook Councillor Sharon Cross will give the introduction in Cranbrook.

Surviving Progress presents the story of human advancement as both awe-inspiring and double-edged. It reveals the serious risk of running the 21st Century’s software on the ancient hardware of our primate brain. With rich imagery and an immersive soundtrack, filmmakers Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks launch us on a journey to contemplate our evolution from cave-dwellers to space explorers. The film brings well-known thinkers to the big screen, including Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood and David Suzuki.

Surviving Progress will show in Cranbrook at the College of the Rockies in the Lecture Theatre on January 31, and in Kimberley at Centre 64 on February 1, where the audience will watch the film on the recently installed high resolution screen thanks to a partnership between Kimberley Arts Council and Wildsight. Both showings are at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation

For more information on the local screenings and to view the film trailer go to the events listing at  www.wildsight.ca .

Surviving Progress Website: http://survivingprogress.com .

Trailer   http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3DuampumYoc .

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