Surviving Progress

Exempt From Classification
Mathieu Roy, 86 mins, Canada, DCP. Courtesy: National Film Board of Canada.

Surviving Progress
Surviving Progress

From the makers of The Corporation and Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese, this fine documentary examines the nuances of the "Capitalist experiment".

Surviving Progress is a wonderfully cinematic - almost symphonic - experience.

Combined with some of the most eloquent social commentators of our generation and an intercontinental perspective, Surviving Progress is powerful cinema that unfolds with great restraint, passionate argument and a sense of scale that is beautiful to watch.

Inspired by Ronald Wright's best-selling book, A Short History Of Progress, Surviving Progress questions the speed of our evolution. It proposes that humans are running on 50,000 year-old hardware that is yet to be upgraded.

With fascinating commentary from bankers, economists, scientists and philosophers, the film effortlessly glides across landscapes as diverse as the international banking system, the rainforests of Central America, genomic technology and primate research.

In ACMI's view this film contains classifiable material that would not exceed 'PG'.


Sun 1 Jul 2012, 7pm

Mon 2 Jul 2012, 3pm, 6.45pm

Tue 3 Jul 2012, 3.30pm

Wed 4 Jul 2012, 6.45pm

Thu 5 Jul 2012, 6.45pm

Fri 6 Jul 2012, 6.45pm

Sat 7 Jul 2012, 6.45pm, 8.45pm

Sun 8 Jul 2012, 6.45pm

Mon 9 Jul 2012, 6.45pm

Tue 10 Jul 2012, 3.30pm

Wed 11 Jul 2012, 6.45pm

Thu 12 Jul 2012, 6.45pm

Fri 13 Jul 2012, 6.45pm

Sat 14 Jul 2012, 7.10pm, 9pm

Sun 15 Jul 2012, 6.15pm

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