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Summary: Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society? Or too much of a good thing? Based on the best-selling book A Short History of Progress, this provocative documentary explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through a sweeping but detailed survey of the major "progress traps" facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment. (First Run Features)
Runtime: 86 min
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Production: National Film Board of Canada (NFB)
Genre: Documentary
Country: Canada
Languages: English, Portuguese
Director Credit
Harold Crooks Director
Mathieu Roy Director
Writer Credit
Harold Crooks Writer
Mathieu Roy Writer
Cast Credit
Colin Beavan Himself
Daniel Povinelli Himself
David Suzuki Himself
Enio Beata Himself
Gary Marcus Himself
J. Craig Venter Himself
Jane Goodall Herself
Jim Thomas Himself
Kambale Musavuli Himself
Margaret Atwood Herself
Marina Silva Herself
Michael Hudson Himself
Ming Chen Himself
Raquel Taitson-Queiroz Herself
Robert Wright Himself
Ronald Wright Himself
Simon Johnson Himself
Stephen Hawking Himself
Vaclav Smil Himself
Victor Gau Himself
Yunzhe Guo Appearance
Producer Credit
Betsy Carson Executive Producer
Daniel Louis Producer
Denise Robert Producer
Emma Tillinger Executive Producer
Fran├žois Girard Associate Producer
Gerry Flahive Producer: NFB
Mark Achbar Executive Producer
Martin Scorsese Executive Producer
Silva Basmajian Executive Producer: NFB Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: