Green Screen 3 THE AGE OF STUPID




Please join WFI and Goethe-Institut Washington for the third installment of GREEN SCREEN! On Monday August 8th, as part of the Goethe-Institut’s “Climate.Culture.Change” program, we will see the feature film THE AGE OF STUPID and three short films:

Introduced by Erik Assadourian, Transforming Cultures Project Director, Worldwatch Institute.

The Wheel (Das Rad)
Germany, 2001, DVD, 8 min., Directors: Chris Stenner, Heidi Wittlinger, Arvid Uibel
This short animated film amusingly traces the development of humanity and its technologies from the Stone Age into the future from the viewpoint of two stones.

The Circle (Der Kreis)
GDR, 1988, DVD, 6 min., Director: Klaus Georgi
A factory pollutes so much in its production of protective masks that it experiences increasing success as people are forced to buy and wear its products.

When the Iceberg Calves (Wenn der Eisberg kalbt)
Germany, 2002, DVD, 6 min., Director: Sylvie Hohlbaum
Rüsselsheim’s chief amateur inventor has been thinking about the future of our civilization and the risk of a possible ecological catastrophe. As this mockumentary shows, his ideas are as tough as they are imaginative: survival would be possible in a capsule he has manufactured.

The Age of Stupid
U.K., 2009, DVD, 92 min., Director: Franny Armstrong
This unsparing look at the development of humanity against the background of global catastrophe poses the question: Why did we not prevent our doom while we still had the chance to do so?

Admission $7 / ($4 Student)

TICKETS LEFT – CASH AT THE DOOR ONLY



MONDAY AUGUST 8 @ GOETHE INSTITUT WASHINGTON
812 7TH ST. NW (7TH & EYE)


6:30PM INTRO BY ERIK ASSADOURIAN THEN FILM SCREENINGS

8:30PM WINE RECEPTION (FOR AN ADDITIONAL $5 CASH AT THE DOOR – IF SUFFICIENT INTEREST EXISTS)


ABOUT ERIK ASSADOURIAN

Erik Assadourian is a Senior Fellow at the Worldwatch Institute and director of the State of the World 2010: Transforming Cultures: From Consumerism To Sustainability. State of the World 2010 will investigate the need to reorient cultures on sustainability instead of consumerism, if the human species is going to thrive long into the future.

At Worldwatch, Erik has explored many aspects of what a sustainable world could look like, including investigating a new economic system built around well-being rather than consumerism, how corporations could drive sustainability rather than hinder it, how to engage communities to accelerate sustainable development, and a broadened definition of global security that incorporates human and environmental considerations, rather than just military dimensions. Erik co-directed the publication State of the World 2005: Redefining Global Security and directed Vital Signs 2006-2007 and Vital Signs 2007-2008.