SUSTAINABLE REDWOOD proudly presents a thought-provoking film series that screens at Redwood House the third Friday of every month. Admission is by donation with proceeds going to LOHADA (www.lohada.org) Organic herbal teas and non-GMO organic popcorn is served. Select wine and beer available for purchase.
Friday, September 20, 8:00pm: “Surviving Progress”
Humanity’s ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards, towards collapse? Ronald Wright, whose best-seller, A Short History Of Progress inspired SURVIVING PROGRESS, shows how past civilizations were destroyed by “progress traps” – alluring technologies and belief systems that serve immediate needs, but ransom the future. As pressure on the world’s resources accelerates and financial elites bankrupt nations, can our globally-entwined civilization escape a final, catastrophic progress trap? With potent images and illuminating insights from thinkers who have probed our genes, our brains, and our social behaviour, this requiem to progress-as-usual also poses a challenge: to prove that making apes smarter isn’t an evolutionary dead-end.