One Planet Film Festival: What A Way To Go: Life at the End of Empire (2007; 123 min)

Tue, November 18, 2014

FREE & open to the public

Last of the One Planet Film Festival series

What A Way To Go: Life at the End of Empire (2007; 123 min)

Tim Bennett, middle-class white guy, started waking up to the global environmental nightmare in the mid-1980s. But life was so busy with raising kids and pursuing the American dream that he never got around to acting on his concerns. Until now… Bennett ruthlessly identifies and calls into question the fundamental assumption that has led to our unprecedented crisis: that humans were destined to dominate the rest of the community of life with the Culture of Empire.

Powerful interviews with well-known authors including Daniel Quinn, Derrick Jensen and Richard Heinberg, and noted scientists William Schlesinger and Stuart Pimm, fill in some important pieces. Scathing and humorous use of archival footage is balanced with very human snapshot comments from family and friends.

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