The Age of Stupid

I’d not heard about The Age of Stupid before seeing a story in the Financial Times about it that showed up in my RSS reader this morning.

The Age of Stupid is a 90-minute film about climate change, set in the future, which will have its world premiere in London on March 15th 2009 and then be released in UK cinemas on March 20th 2009, followed by other countries.


Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, Brassed Off) stars as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking back at “archive” footage from 2007 and asking: why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?

The film was released in the UK yesterday, March 20, with screenings nationwide and soon internationally. There are lots of special events this weekend around the UK tied to the film.

The organizers are embracing elements of social media in their outreach, so if you feel like getting with the program, you can connect on Twitter (and support the ‘Not Stupid’ campaign there) and on Facebook.

There’s also a huge channel on YouTube and on Vimeo.

Worth some attention.

Keep up to date

Add your email address to receive notifications of new blog articles by email.