Antiutopias. Modern Brirish Cinema

The Age of Stupid

Year
92
Country
UK
Duration
2009’
Director
Franny Armstrong

Multi-award-winning documentary director Franny Armstrong (McLibel, Drowned Out) and Oscar-winning producer John Battsek pioneered the now ubiquitous "crowd-funding" model to finance the film, and then spent four years following seven real people's stories to be interweaved with Pete Postlethwaite's fictional character: an Indian entrepreneur struggling to start a new low-cost airline,  a Shell employee in New Orleans who rescued more than 100 people during Hurricane Katrina, an 82-year-old French mountain guide watching his beloved glaciers melt, two Iraqi refugee children searching for their elder brother, a young woman living in desperate poverty in Nigeria's richest oil area and a windfarm developer in Britain battling the NIMBYs who don't want his turbines to spoil their view.

Production
Spanner Films/ Passion Pictures
Director
Franny Armstrong

Franny Armstrong (born in 1974 in London) is a British environmental activist and free-lance documentary film maker. Following her zoology studies at the University College of London, she began to produce independent sociocritical documentations on climate change. Her best-known film so far has been McLibel (1997, 2005), a low-budget production on two poor activists that were sued by the McDonalds group and have to answer to the courts in the longest civil-law court proceedings in the UK. In 2002, she directed Drowned Out on the fight against the Narmada dam in India.

XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
The End of the Line
Antiutopias. Modern Brirish Cinema
The End of the Line
Year
2009
Country
UK
Director
Rupert Murray
Duration
85
Antiutopias. Modern Brirish Cinema