The Age of Stupid
(The Age of Stupid) Director: Franny Armstrong, GB, 2008, English / Czech subtitles, 89 min
The year is 2055 and we find ourselves in the archive of humanity in Arctic, where a sorrowful archivist goes through film materials from the start of the 21st century to show us the beginning of the end. It was a time when it was still possible to avert an unstoppable catastrophe. There were plenty of warnings: global warming and its concomitant natural disasters mirrored the irresponsible behaviour of people who only cared for profit regardless of the possible consequences of their actions. This American documentary epic urgently and succinctly presents arguments for the need for Man to change his behaviour towards the Earth and it more or less summarises well known solutions for improving the current situation.