Age of Stupid

Author: Franny Armstrong

When: 22 September 2009 2 pm (doors @ 1:30)
Where: Armed Forces Cultural Center
69 Chunghwa Rd., Sec. 1, Taipei 100, Taiwan
Ximen MRT Station, Exit 2
**Please see registration information after the jump.

"Why didn’t we save ourselves when we had the chance?"

Sponsors: Spanner Films, British Trade and Cultural Office in Taiwan, Wild at Heart Legal Defense Association, AV-JET International Media Co., Ltd.
Co-sponsors: Taiwan Friends of the Global Greens, Green Party Taiwan, Taipei Bar Association, the C.P. Yen Foundation

Official Synopsis:
The Age of Stupid is the new cinema documentary from the Director of 'McLibel' and the Producer of the Oscar-winning "One Day in September". This enormously ambitious drama-documentary-animation hybrid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite as an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching 'archive' footage from 2008 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change while we had the chance?

"The Age of Stupid is being hailed by many as a brilliant piece of environmental film making that will have an even greater impact than Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth." —Leonora Oppenhiem,

"Political incompetence and inaction can usher in disaster... Rome is burning, and Franny Armstrong is fiddling the right tune."—Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"The message, never stated but constantly emerging, is that we all have our self-justifying myths… These myths prevent us from engaging with climate change." —George Monbiot, The Guardian

"…a powerful and unforgettable film that leaves you honour bound to force governments to take action…"—The Grierson Awards Jury

"The most powerful piece of cultural discourse on climate change ever produced." —Mark Lynas, author

"The Age of Stupid looks us right in the eye and asks what kind of future we want for our kids." —Anna, Laura, Steven, Ilyse, and the rest of the team, e-newsletter


Free admission. Pre-registration recommended.
Donations welcome at the screening.

Please bring re-usable cups, plates, etc. for the post-screening reception.

Tentative Event Schedule

Time Event Speaker
13:30 Doors Open
14:00~14:10 Opening Remarks Wang Wenhua, author
14:10~14:15 Co-Sponsor Remarks Edward Dallas, British Trade and Cultural Office
14:20~15:50 Film Showing (90min)
15:50~16:00 Guest Speaker (TBC)
16:00~16:10 Guest Speaker 350.ORG
16:10~16:30 Post-screening Reception
16:30 Conclusion

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Contact person:
Wild at Heart Legal Defense Association 台灣蠻野心足生態協會
Tel: 886-2-2382-5789
E-mail: [email protected]