Humanity's ascent is often measured by the speed of progress. But what if progress is actually spiraling us downwards, towards collapse? Ronald Wright, whose best-seller, A Short History Of Progress (which inspired SURVIVING PROGRESS), shows how past civilizations were destroyed by "progress traps" - alluring technologies and belief systems that serve immediate needs, but ransom the future. As pressure on the world's resources accelerates and financial elites bankrupt nations, can our globally-entwined civilization escape a final, catastrophic progress trap? With potent images and illuminating insights from thinkers who have probed our genes, our brains, and our social behaviour, this requiem to progress-as-usual also poses a challenge: to prove that making apes smarter isn't an evolutionary dead-end.

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© 2011 Cinémaginaire Inc. - Film Progreso Inc. - Invisible Hand Productions Inc. in co-production with The National Film Board of Canada. All Rights Reserved. Distributed exclusively in Canada by Alliance Films. All Rights Reserved.

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