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loses its focus,
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This review is from: The Age of Stupid [DVD] (DVD)
There are 2 things that don't work about this film. First, it presents the huge problem but no solutions that the individual can grasp onto, and therefore, like so much media on the issue of global warming, it leaves the viewer with a very disempowered feeling. Luckily, when I saw it, there was someone from the team who had made it to give a talk which was far more inspiring and motivating and gave the whole evening a different dimension, and changed those watching more into activists than the film could ever do. Second, it goes slightly off topic: it covers Iraqi refuggees in Jordan who have witnessed their father being shot by Americans, and at one point one of them says - I want to shoot Americans because they shot my Dad. Whatever one feels about the Iraq war, this clearly won't help get the message across to US audiences so that is the film maker's politics taking priority over what she wishes to achieve with the film.
But watch this film nevertheless - it's important, hopefully it will be influential.
Most importantly, take action to lobby politicians and people of influence - there isn't a whole lot of time left in which we can stop the massive climate changes that are taking place in our world, and we cannot leave this up to anyone else - it is our responsibility. We owe it to future generations - and we cannot leave this to future generations, because it will be too late.
Finally, have a look at the film Home by Yann Arthus-Bertrand - on youtube till 14 June 2009.