The Age of Stupid

Timlynn Babitsky | Spaceship Earth,Thinking Forward | Saturday, March 21st, 2009

by Timlynn Babitsky
The Age of Stupid is a 90-minute film about climate change set in 2055. Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living alone in the devastated world 45 years from now. He looks back at video footage from 2007 and asks: Why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?

From all I’ve seen on the Internet so far, The Age of Stupid is an incredibly powerful film. It was funded through a viral, grassroots effort and not supported by the usual film studio, media attention, and marketing dollars to make it widely known to potential movie goers. But here again, through the power of the Internet, YouTube, bloggers and you, the word is getting out. This is a MUST SEE movie!

It had its world premiere in London on March 15th 2009. It was released in UK cinemas on March 20th 2009, and will be released in other countries (Click here to find out Where? When?).

If you do nothing else this week, take a look at The Age of Stupid trailers on YouTube and at the The Age of Stupid webiste.

Here’s the best of its trailers off YouTube-click here.

Click here for The Age of Stupid website

So what you might say. I won’t be alive in 45 years. What can you do? It’s just Nature’s way. What’s happening will not just suddenly hit the world 45 years from now…. it’s happening all around us on an every day basis. It’s already affecting your life and even your immediate future. It’s happening NOW. Will your children and their children look back to THIS time and THIS place and say “Why didn’t they stop climate change when they had the chance?

Special thanks toVicky Portwain at Wind Energy Planning for her post on The Age of Stupid and bringing it to our attention.