One Action-One Boulder is delighted to be spotlighting the work Erie Rising at the Boulder International Film Festival’s screening of Surviving Progress.
The film clarifies the connection between environmental degradation and global inequality in relation to the over consumption that is associated with our idea of progress. The film asks, “As pressure on the world’s resources accelerates and financial elites bankrupts nations, can our globally entwined civilization escape a final, catastrophic progress trap?” Surviving Progress is produced by Martin Scorsese and interviewees include Jane Goodall, Stephen Hawking, and Margaret Atwood. Surviving Progress is inspired by Ronald Wright’s best seller A Short History of Progress. View the trailer here. The environmental message of the film is dire: without a significant shift in the way we do the business of the country and our lives, the future is not bright. One Action-One Boulder is excited to have Erie Rising attend as an organization that the audience can join in order to take a significant action to protect our environment, our health, our children and our democracy.
Friday, Feb 17, 7:30pm
First United Methodist Church
1421 Spruce St. Boulder
Erie Rising will stay after the film for a discussion with 4 other local environmental justice organizations and community members to talk about the film, and actions the Boulder community can take to support the earth and global equality. See you there! For more information on this event go to One Action-One Boulder.
One Action – One Boulder is a year-long arts inspired collaborative conversation and community action project designed to create a stronger, more equitable Boulder. It encourages each of us to learn about local and national histories of racial and economic injustice and take a significant action in 2012 toward a more equitable future.