As a part of their monthly program Point Of View, Alliance Francaise will screen the documentary The Age Of Stupid, at Goethe Zentrum, on 27th November. The screening will begin at 5:30pm.
The Age of Stupid is a film by Franny Armstrong, director of McLibel and founder of 10:10, and first-time producer Lizzie Gillett. The executive producer is John Battsek, producer of One Day In September.
The film is a drama-documentary-animation hybrid. Pete Postlethwaite plays a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, watching archive footage from 2008 and asking "Why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?", referring to the current global warming.
The story begins in the year 2055, and a man known as the archivist reviews archive footage from back "when we could have saved ourselves". The footage consists of 6 stories filmed in the present day.
Indian business man Jeh Wadia talks about his low cost airline and his desire for all people not just the rich to be able to afford to travel by air. An English family takes a tour of the Mont Blanc glacier in France, and their guide is 82-year-old Fernand Pareau, a local who has seen the glacier recede massively in his lifetime.
Layefa Malemi, a Nigerian woman, struggles with poverty despite the wealth of oil in her country. Piers Guy talks about his efforts to build wind turbines, and about how he is blocked by people who profess a strong commitment to fight global warming but do not want a wind turbine destroying their views.
Entry is free for everyone. Please contact The Alliance Francaise at 2770-0734 / 36 for further details.