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Earth 2100 (2009)

Follows the account of Lucy, who is born into a society where people are desperate for natural resources, while the global temperature and population are highly increasing.


Rudy Bednar


Josh Neufeld (graphic novel)


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Credited cast:
Jameel Ahmad Jameel Ahmad ... Self - Professor and Head of Civil Engineering The Cooper Union
Janine Benyus Janine Benyus ... Self - President Biomimicry Institute
Malcolm Bowman Malcolm Bowman ... Self - Professor of Oceanography Stony Brook University
Reinhard Bütikofer Reinhard Bütikofer ... Self (as Reinhard Buetikofer)
Brahma Chellaney Brahma Chellaney ... Self
Eileen Claussen Eileen Claussen ... Self - President Pew Center on Global Climate Change
Heidi Cullen Heidi Cullen ... Self (as Dr. Heidi Cullen)
Tom Daschle ... Self - Former Majority Leader US Senate
Peter de Menocal Peter de Menocal ... Self - Professor of Environmental Sciences Columbia University
Reid Detchon Reid Detchon ... Self
Jared Diamond Jared Diamond ... Self
Elizabeth Economy Elizabeth Economy ... Self - Director for Asia Studies Council on Foreign Relations T
David Erickson David Erickson ... Self
Dan Esty Dan Esty ... Self - Professor Environmental Law and Policy Yale University
Anthony Fauci ... Self - Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (as Dr. Anthony Fauci)


Follows the account of Lucy, who is born into a society where people are desperate for natural resources, while the global temperature and population are highly increasing.

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To change the future, first you must imagine it.


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E.O. Wilson: [Biologist & Entomologist, Harvard University] Humanity could very well be in hell, where hell is defined as truth realized too late.
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A unique piece of both striking and picturesque science - the shock and awe type.
16 November 2009 | by jedi_daveSee all my reviews

When I first came across this title the rating was still well above 7. The more people votes, the lower it gets. Now, why is that, I wonder. But really, I think I already know the reason. And not to offend anyone, but respectfully, do you all actually must be so predictable. I mean, I'm sitting here and now, writing this comment, and I KNOW the reaction of most of you - 'Oh, yet another far-fetched, apocalyptic, designed to scare us (the question rises here - scare into what? going green?) production. One of the oh-so-many that have been made in the recent years. But I still live the way I used to, nothing changes, I'm good.'Good for you, then... for now at least. I believe there is a reason for such productions to proliferate like that - this problem IS real. And it IS, not MIGHT BE some day.

I shouldn't really get so criticizing and I apologize for that. But I believe it might add to the point I'm trying to make. Because after watching this documentary I can't say that there is a single flaw in its technical, cinematographic design that could explain this plummeting ranking. The film has everything a documentary needs: the issue, the vast background, the science, the prognoses, the hypotheses and conclusions that follow. It EVEN has a well-written narrative, thus a plot. It finally has the message and what a message it is. But how is met with? Well you all see the ranking. If it isn't the form that fails it has to be the content. So prejudice drives most of the people who watch it, prejudice towards this seemingly hackneyed topic.

I cannot expect everybody to be as moved as I was after watching Earth 2100. However I beg of you, when you visit here to vote, please consider this one thing - sure you can vote 3 for redundancy or triteness (which aren't even the case in this production, since it's quite a unique attempt at a documentary) or you can actually help the cause by encouraging others to watch this film with your positive, or at least adequate vote. After all, and let us be frank here, all of us 'imdbcomers' know that hardly anything below 7 is worth investing our time in. And it's definitely not the case with Earth 2100.

The bottom line here being - don't dismiss a good piece of movie- making just because the subject annoys you personally. Because there might others who would actually need or could use an inspiration (and motivation), which this documentary may well provide.

8 out of 10, but it's me being objective. Personally, it's a 'tenner' for me - the actual gem among the rock.

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