Kicking off this year’s Take One Action Film Festival is the acclaimed film Surviving Progress. In collaboration with the festival, we’re delighted to offer an extended masterclass with the co-director and co-writer Harold Crooks on Friday 21 September 14:00-17:00 in 017, Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DF. Entry free. RSVP to email@example.com
How do you write a documentary? What makes a compelling argument on paper, a “rivetting” film?
“Surviving Progress’ makes connections between economics, the environment, history, and science to argue that the rules the world currently lives by are unsustainable.” (Frontline Club)
“The scary thing about where we are now in history is that for the first time there’s only one system… So what happens when it goes wrong?” With dazzling imagery and an immersive soundtrack, Surviving Progress (exec produced by Martin Scorsese) launches us on a roller-coaster journey of the mind to contemplate our evolution from cave-dwellers to space explorers. Technological progress vs. the fundamentals of wellbeing… Improving global livelihoods vs. protecting the environment: the film presents the story of social advancement as a spectacular, awe-inspiring and double-edged sword, without ever straying into cliché. Can we in the 21st century continue in this way?
The film screens on:
Fri 21 Sept, 8.15pm Edinburgh Filmhouse (Plus Q&A with co-director and writer Harold Crooks)
Glasgow Film Theatre (Plus Q&A with co-director and writer Harold Crooks)