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The Age Of Stupid asks "why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?"

This film can join 'The End Of The Line' as an attempt to bring home some of the truths about how a-little-bit-here-and-a-little-bit-there turns into a gazillion plastic bottles, plastic bags, denuded forests, crapped-on planet, etc.
I saw it at HydePark Picture House in Leeds, England. It is a small art-house cum social-conscience cinema, and I saw End Of The Line there as well.
Why don't mainstream distributors take these kind of films?
There has to be a better way of distribution.
The Age of Stupid stars Pete Postlethwaite as a man living in the devastated future world of 2055, looking at old footage and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?
It is a co-production between Franny's company Spanner Films and Executive Producer John Battsek's (One Day In September) company Passion Pictures. The production was notable for its innovative way crowd-funding financing model, as well as the Indie Screenings distribution system which allows anyone anywhere to screen the film.
The full story of the production of the film is told in the 50-minute Making Of documentary which is free to watch online and also available on the double-pack DVD.The film was released in 2009 and became one of the most talked-about films of the year. It also spawned the hugely-successful 10:10 campaign.
Read more at www.spannerfilms.net

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