Surviving Progress Part I

Date Broadcast: 
Fri, 23 Mar 2012

A phone interview with Montreal based filmmaker Mathieu Roy, to discuss his upcoming documentary Surviving Progress. An epic documentary co-directed by Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks, Surviving Progress challenges the modern notion of progress as technological, economic and population expansion. Surviving Progress presents the concept of "progress traps"--when there is too much progress, an excess of material wealth that inevitably leads to the depletion of natural resources and the exhaustion of physical human capacities. Some specific issues covered in the film include the industrial and economic boom in China as well as the deforestation of the rainforests in Brazil. Surviving Progress opens in New York on April 6th, with a national rollout beginning April 20th. Hosted by Xueli Wang.