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Surviving Progress -- Humanity's ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards, towards collapse?


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Mathieu Roy
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Every time history repeats itself, the price goes up
Humanity's ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards... See more » | Add synopsis »
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very nicely reflects where do we human stand today!!! See more (15 total) »


  (in credits order)
Ronald Wright ... Himself - Author, A Short History of Progress
Mark Levine ... Himself - Group Leader, China Energy Group
Robert Wright ... Himself - Author, Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny
Marina Silva ... Herself - Former Minister of the Environment, Brazil
Kambale Musavuli ... Himself - Friends of the Congo
Vaclav Smil ... Himself - Population Scientist & Author, Global Catastrophies and Trends
Colin Beavan ... Himself - Engineer & Author
Michael Hudson ... Himself - Economic Historian & Former Wall Street Economist

Jane Goodall ... Herself - Primatologist
Ming Chen ... Himself - Self Driving Club Tour Guide
Changnian Chen ... Himself - Professor & Chen Ming's Father
J. Craig Venter ... Himself - Biologist & CEO Synthetic Genomics
Raquel Taitson-Queiroz ... Herself - Environmental Police Officer, IBAMA
Gary Marcus ... Himself - Cognitive Psychologist & Author, The Birth of the Mind
Daniel Povinelli ... Himself - Behavioral Scientist
Victor Gau ... Himself - Director, China Association of International Studies

Margaret Atwood ... Herself - Author, Payback: Debt and the Shadow Side of Wealth

Simon Johnson ... Himself - Former Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund
Enio Beata ... Himself - Sawmill Owner
David Suzuki ... Himself - Geneticist & Activist
Jim Thomas ... Himself - Activist & Author, The New Biomassters

Stephen Hawking ... Himself - Theoretical Physicist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joel Bellenson ... Himself - Appearance
Michael E. Capuano ... Himself - Representative, Massachusetts (archive footage)
Fabio Rodrigo Cavenaghi ... Himself - Appearance
Adelson Jose De Santana ... Himself - Appearance
Philip Fearnside ... Himself - Appearance
Yunzhe Guo ... Himself - Appearance
Ana Flavia Gusmao ... Herself - Appearance
Ana Maria Gusmao ... Herself - Appearance
Marcelo Gusmao ... Himself - Appearance
Marcelo V. Gusmao ... Himself - Appearance
Zhang Ning ... Himself - Appearance
Ted Nordhaus ... Himself - Appearance
James Reaux ... Himself - Appearance
Francisco Santos Olivera ... Himself - Appearance
Michael Shellenberger ... Himself - Appearance
Lui Sing ... Himself - Appearance
Shi Min Yang ... Himself - Appearance

Directed by
Mathieu Roy 
Harold Crooks (co-director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Harold Crooks 
Mathieu Roy 

Produced by
Mark Achbar .... executive producer
Silva Basmajian .... executive producer: NFB
Betsy Carson .... executive producer
Gerry Flahive .... producer: NFB
François Girard .... associate producer
Daniel Louis .... producer
Denise Robert .... producer
Martin Scorsese .... executive producer
Emma Tillinger Koskoff .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Mario Janelle 
Film Editing by
Louis-Martin Paradis 
Production Management
Daniel Caldeira .... production manager: Brazil
Guy Langlois .... post-production supervisor
Mark Wilson .... post production supervisor: National Film Board
Sound Department
David Berti .... dolby consultant
Jo Caron .... foley recordist (as Jocelyn Caron)
Marcel Chouinard .... sound recordist
Gavin Fernandes .... re-recording mixer
Guy Francoeur .... foley artist
João Godoy .... sound recordist
Claude La Haye .... sound recordist
Guy Pelletier .... dialogue editor
Louis Piche .... sound recordist
Vincent Riendeau .... assistant re-recording mixer
Christian Rivest .... sound designer
Philippe Scultety .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Achbar .... additional cinematography
Dany Racine .... additional cinematography
Dany Racine .... assistant camera
Jean-Pierre St-Louis .... additional cinematography
Editorial Department
Véronique Chaput .... second assistant editor (as Veronique Chaput)
Patrice Fortin .... colorist
Daniel Lord .... post-production coordinator
Denis Pilon .... on-line editor
Michael Ramsey .... assistant editor
Music Department
Viviane Adam .... music licensing
Ariane Charette .... music licensing
Michael Ramsey .... musical contributer
Patrick Watson .... musical contributer
Other crew
Sarah Arruda .... production coordinator: NFB
Julien Chayer-Veillette .... production assistant
Dominique Dupuis .... production accountant
Siobhan Flanagan .... development consultant
Siobhan Flanagan .... script consultant
Alessandro Gallizzi .... production assistant
Hélène Grimard .... production accountant
Sofie Handfield .... production coordinator
Remy Khouzam .... legal advisor
Hélène Laporte-Rawji .... transcriptions
Sylvie Laurin .... production accountant
Li Li .... fixer: China
Nancy Marcotte .... archive research
Nancy Marcotte .... fixer: Brazil
Nancy Marcotte .... head of research
Marcus Matyas .... technical coordinator
Dyane Provost .... transcriptions
Rachel Punwassie .... production coordinator: NFB
Josiah Rothenberg .... centre administrator
Joel Bellenson .... the producers wish to thank
David Berger .... the producers wish to thank
Matthew Bogdanos .... the producers wish to thank
Fabio Rodrigo Cavenaghi .... the producers wish to thank
Marco Cesar Da Silva .... the producers wish to thank
Jose Carlos De Nascimento .... the producers wish to thank
Adelson Jose De Santana .... the producers wish to thank
Rita C. Duarte-Savoia .... the producers wish to thank
Philip Fearnside .... the producers wish to thank
Joaquim Domingues Filho .... the producers wish to thank
Yunzhe Guo .... the producers wish to thank
Ana Flavia Gusmao .... the producers wish to thank
Ana Maria Gusmao .... the producers wish to thank
Marcelo Gusmao .... the producers wish to thank
Marcelo V. Gusmao .... the producers wish to thank
Jason Li .... the producers wish to thank
Medrie MacPhee .... special thanks
Jeanne Silva Martins .... the producers wish to thank
Sid Meier .... the producers wish to thank
Ted Nordhaus .... the producers wish to thank
Cleo Paskal .... the producers wish to thank
James Reaux .... the producers wish to thank
Silvia Ribeiro .... the producers wish to thank
Francisco Santos Olivera .... the producers wish to thank
Michael Shellenberger .... the producers wish to thank
Lui Sing .... the producers wish to thank
Shi Min Yang .... the producers wish to thank
John Zerzan .... the producers wish to thank
Ning Zhang .... the producers wish to thank

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13 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
very nicely reflects where do we human stand today!!!, 28 September 2012
Author: bm-hadapsarkar from Vienna

All the issues are very nicely addressed with the detailed pros and cons. very thought provoking and I hope we all learn from it and start respecting the mother nature and the surroundings... once again congrats to the team for making such an effort to show us where do we stand today!!!! I hope the movie is showed to all the school and college going students to make a general awareness and are being made aware of how can they can make there commitment in the coming years. The detailed research of the contributors and there experience will surely guide us all in our way of looking towards our daily life and help make a change.

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