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GA hosts public screening of The Age of Stupid, 2 December at Kino 1 in Arendal

No one likes being preached to, and that doesn't bode well for any documentary that sets out to tackle climate change. The latest attempt at this is a semi futuristic, semi-documentary film called The Age of Stupid. It kicks off in 2055, on a flooded, damaged, inhospitable Earth. Somewhere in the midst of an ocean a lone man lives in a massive tower. The man, played by Pete Postlethwaite, muses about why humans did not do something to stop climate change when there was still time to - which is to say, now.

The Age of Stupid is extremely relevant right now in view of the major climate summit in Copenhagen in December 2009.

In light of this, the film will be screened in Kino1 in Arendal on December 2 at 18:00. A small debate will take place after the film has finished dealing with the question: “Do we better use the carrot or the stick approach for encouraging behaviour change when communicating climate change/environmental issues?”

Norwegian:
Ingen liker å bli forkynt for, og det lover ikke godt for en dokumentar som vil ta opp klimaendringer.

Det siste forsøket på dette er en halvt futuristisk, semi-dokumentarfilm kalt The Age of Stupid. Den starter i 2055, på en oversvømt, skadet, ugjestmild Jord. Et sted midt i havet bor en ensom mann i et massivt tårn. Mannen, spilt av Pete Postlethwaite, grubler på hvorfor menneskene ikke gjorde noe for å stoppe klimaendringene mens det ennå var tid – det vil si nå.

The Age of Stupid er høyaktuell akkurat nå, i forkant av det store klima-toppmøtet i København i desember.

I lys av dette vil filmen bli vist på Kino1 i Arendal 2. desember kl 18:00. En liten debatt vil finne sted etter filmen, og ta opp spørsmålet: "Er det bedre å bruke gulrot eller pisk for å oppmuntre til endret atferd når vi kommuniserer klimaendringer / miljøspørsmål?"

Tuesday 01 Dec 2009