The Crisis of Civilization, a new documentary feature film based on A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, is available to watch online or on DVD now.
The film investigates “how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system.” The film-makers are encouraging people to organise screenings to spread the message.
You can watch a trailer here:
Visit The Crisis of Civilization for more information and to watch the film in full.
And How to Save It
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
Argues that the many world crises, including the financial meltdown, climate change and terrorism, are connected problems of a failing global system.
“[Ahmed’s] arguments are in the main forceful and well-sourced, with particularly good sections on agribusiness, US policies of ‘energy security’, and what he terms the ‘securitisation’ of ordinary life by Western governments.” – Guardian
“How can a discussion of the all too familiar crises of our time be a hopeful book? By combining a microscopic dissection of the structure of each with a telescopic view of how they weave together in a whole system. If the myriad international conferences and programs haven’t worked, it isn’t that we have to try harder but that we have to confront the whole free of conventional constraints. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed confronts the whole.” – Richard Levins, John Rock Professor of Population Sciences, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University; author, Evolution in Changing Environments