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      What a Way to Go: Life at the End of Empire

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      Audience Member So this is a dark, cerebral doomer documentary (from 2007, not 1969) which gives a basic overview of Peak Oil, climate change, and economic collapse and then moves on to analysis in the realms of psychology, anthropology, sociology, and philosophy to really get to the meat of why we are unlikely to turn this ship around. A couple things I really appreciated: the film alludes briefly to what has been my overarching premise for years, that to understand why we are the way we are today, one must understand that our current lack of sustainability began 13,000 years ago when we deviated from natures plan by inventing agrarianism... also it specifically names 'capitalism' as the economic system that ensures our demise, a subject usually glossed over by doomer prognosticators. This film is perhaps the most complete expression of my own world view that I've seen. It's probably not a good introduction to peak oil, climate change and economic collapse because the deeply philosophical nature of the film is likely to distract and confuse the uninitiated. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member el documental es laaargo, denso y, a ratos, tedioso, pero hay información rescatable... sólo para fanboys del tema ;-) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Likely preaching to the choir this film does have the role of converting anyone open to radicalist views towards the anrcho-primative views of this film maker and one of my favs Derek Jensen. The film is somewhat dry in its presentation which is arugualby good as these guys constantly point out he evils of extragavent visuals as propoganda. Though I do have a few questions for thesse boys about the value of higher technologies among others, but really this point of view is incredibly valueable in my mind and deserves a larger audience Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Not a pleasant film. But we dont live in a pleasant world, so I think they are onto something. This film explains how we are destroying any hope for a sustainable life in the future. Most movies give you the happy little bump on the shoulder that everything will be ok if you just do this, this, and this. Well this film has no happy ending. It is brutally honest. The narrative is some what bland. And yet it much of it reads like a poem. The movie covers a lot of material and is overwhelming in the first viewing. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Audience Member Insightful, provoking and often depressing look at the reality of the situation our society has created. Has minor flaws using many non-authorities people in interviews, but that adds to the realism of the situation, it is an issue that affects us all that we must all come to terms with and deal with sooner or later... Recommend to anyone. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member eye opening and provocative..humourous and deadly serious at the same time. a wake up call. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Fiamma Bennett