Documentary Film ‘The Crisis of Civilization’ Released Online For Free

TRANSCEND News, 19 Mar 2012

Institute for Policy Research & Development – TRANSCEND Media Service

The documentary feature film, The Crisis of Civilization – based on TRANSCEND member Dr. Nafeez Ahmed’s latest book, A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It (Pluto/Macmillan, 2010) – has just been released today [15 Mar 2012] free, online.

The Crisis of Civilization is a powerful critique of a failed global system in which ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of one single, failed system. Created from over six hundred public domain films, and hand-made stop-motion animations by Lucca Benney, the film features clowns, car crashes, explosions, super heroes, xylophones, and much more!

“A unique film. Everyone should see it!” — Nick Broomfield (World-renowned documentary film-maker – credits include Kurt & Courtney, Battle for Hadith, Sarah Palin: You Betcha!), Winner of BAFTA Lifetime Achievement Award for Contribution to Documentary.

“A film which offers a glimmer of hope to the overwhelmed” — Little White Lies Magazine.

“A really fantastic overview of the global situation. I don’t think I’ve seen a more comprehensive ‘welcome to the 21st century’” — Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow-in-Residence, Post-Carbon Institute.

“This film is necessary viewing, not just for activists but for anyone who’s planning to hang around this planet for the foreseeable future. Yes, I’m looking at you” — Ceasefire Magazine.

“Peak Kitsch…fun, funny, engaging and ultimately a powerful call-to-action” — Transition Voice.

You may watch the full film online for free at

Many thanks for your support, and we hope you enjoy the film.

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed M.A. D.Phil (Sussex):

Member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace, Development and Environment
Executive Director
Institute for Policy Research & Development
Suite 301, 20 Harewood Avenue
London NW1 6JX

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