The documentary begins with covering the 1915 Civil War drama, The Birth of a Nation, focusing in particular on how the black man was portrayed in such a film. With the recent release of a movie of F ranny Armstrong's lowbudget climate change documentary is sometimes scrappy. Some may find its scifi premise annoying: Pete Postlethwaite plays the last guy alive in a postapocalyptic, climatefried world, introducing a preserved video archive of news clips and interviews filmed way back in the first decade of the 21st century.
FILM: THE AGE OF STUPID (impacts of climate change, catastrophic change). A futuristic documentary drama animation hybrid film. This film should make you think about policy and the environment on both domestic and international scales. However, this documentary, The Age of Stupid, makes a compelling case for how things are not being done to mitigate climate disruption, and how things are not being done to support the renewable energy sector, that can be The Age of Stupid is being hailed by many as a brilliant piece of environmental film making that will have an even greater impact than Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.
George Monbiot calls it, " the first successful dramatisation of climate change to The film is mostly documentarystyle summarizing some of the issues of climate change (especially statistics about emissions), including using clever animations.
Sep 21, 2009 Looking back from the vantage point of a devastated, CGcrafted future, Franny Armstrongs cautionary climatechange tale The Age of Stupid outlines the present day ills that, in the films hypothetical setting, effectively made the world uninhabitable by 2055.
As the Sydney Opera House burns Audience Reviews for The Age of Stupid This passable documentary (one of many alike), presented partly as fiction and with many interviews, is not too consistent but offers some interesting material, prompting us to realize the most probable result of our careless, destructive ways. The Age of Stupid is a 2009 British documentary film by Franny Armstrong, director of McLibel (1997) and Drowned Out (2002), and founder of 10: 10, and firsttime producer Lizzie Gillett.
The executive producer is John Battsek, producer of A year ago The Age of Stupid was a new documentary about climate change to add to the pile. Now its the driving force behind a global campaign to get everybody to reduce their personal carbon emissions by 10 per cent (and has the support of all the British political leaders) in 2010, the titleholder of a worldrecord and the allconsuming