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The Age of Stupid (DVD) (*)
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Screened, competed or awarded at:
British Independent Film Awards

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Product Origin/Format:
United Kingdom ( PAL/Region 0 )

Running Time:
89 min + 360 min extras

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Special Features:
2-DVD Set
Cast/Crew Interview(s)
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Making Of
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Short Film
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Movie filmed in 2009 and produced in:
United Kingdom ( Great Britain, Ireland )

Directed By:
Franny Armstrong

Written By:
Franny Armstrong

Jamila and Adnan Bayyoud ..... Themselves
Alvin DuVernay ..... Himself
Piers Guy ..... Himself
Layefa Malini ..... Herself
Fernand Pareau ..... Himself
Pete Postlethwaite ..... The Archivist
Jeh Wadia ..... Himself

'The Age Of Stupid is the documentary-drama-animation hybrid from Director Franny Armstrong (McLibel, Drowned Out) and Oscar-winning Producer John Battsek (One Day In September, Live Forever, In the Shadow of the Moon).Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, Brassed Off, The Usual Suspects) stars as an old man living in the devastated world of 2055. He watches 'archive' footage from 2008 and asks: Why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?Runaway climate change has ravaged the planet by 2055. Pete plays the founder of The Global Archive, a storage facility located in the (now melted) Arctic, preserving all of humanity's achievements in the hope that the planet might one day be habitable again. Or that intelligent life may arrive and make use of all that weve achieved. He pulls together clips of archive news and documentary from 1950-2008 to build a message showing what went wrong and why. He focuses on six human stories:- Alvin DuVernay, is a paleontogolist helping Shell find more oil off the coast of New Orleans. He also rescued more than 100 people after Hurricane Katrina, which, by 2055, is well known as one of the first major climate change events.- Jeh Wadia in Mumbai aims to start-up a new low-cost airline and gets a million Indians flying.- Layefa Malemi lives in absolute poverty in a small village in Nigeria from which Shell extracts tens of millions of dollars worth of oil every week. She dreams of becoming a doctor, but must fish in the oil-infested waters for four years to raise the funds.- Jamila Bayyoud, aged 8, is an Iraqi refugee living on the streets of Jordan after her home was destroyed - and father killed - during the US-led invasion of 2003. Shes trying to help her elder brother make it across the border to safety.- Piers Guy is a windfarm developer from Cornwall fighting the NIMBYs of Middle England.- 82-year-old French mountain guide Fernand Pareau has witnessed his beloved Alpine glaciers melt by 150 metres.

Oscar nominated Pete Postlethwaite stars as a man living along in 2055, looking at old footage of 2008 and asking; why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance? The Age Of Stupid combines footage of people across the world whose lives are being directly affected by climate change - a veteran French mountaineer, African villagers, Indian entrepreneurs. It is not just another po-faced eco documentary, it combines documentary footage with the Postelthwaite narrative and Pythonesque animation to produce an extremely entertaining but ultimately sobering look at where the world could be headed.

A future archivist looks at old footage from the year 2008 to understand why humankind failed to address climate change.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 02 January, 2010.


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