What A Way To Go

Tim Bennett, Website, Jun 29, 2011
Commentary by Stephen Downes

"We're living a way that doesn't work." That's the message behind this film, What a Way To Go, which looks at what happens when the borrowed time we as a society have been living on runs out. "Bennett journeys from complacency to consciousness in his feature-length documentary, What a Way To Go: Life at the End of Empire. He reviews his Midwestern roots, ruthlessly examines the stories he was raised with, and then details the grim realities humans now face: escalating climate change, resource shortages, degraded ecosystems, an exploding global population and teetering global economies." Interesting video, freely available online, an example of how documentary is being disintermediated. For fun, alternate this video with segments from the student documentary Disconnected, which examines modern student life as it would exist without computers.
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