|All photos are screenshots from the movie|
One thing that continually astonishes me is the self-defeating, limited circularity of "progressive" activism. Perhaps in some cases, greens are just plain greedy. Certainly there are certain influencial authors, ostensibly absorbed with the mission of preventing the end of the world as we know it - whether it's due to peak oil or the devaluation of the dollar or HAARP among other threats - who are at least as preoccupied with making themselves a tidy profit. But for others, who by all appearances are more sincere, billing humanity for their insight is sadly misguided inadvertance.
the website and follow links to locations and dates for screenings...or order the dvd. Any of which I definitely recommend.
But first I'd like to propose to the producers:
Solicit whatever funding you would have received from charging viewers. Instead, submit proposals to more foundations for compensation in lieu of sales; ask for donations instead of fees from those who can afford it; and approach manufacturers of condoms, the pill, and other birth control devices...they stand to sell more product, so why not?
1. At the intermission half-way through, you can pause the film and click to enter a contest for an all-expenses paid trip to the UN Rio Conference on Sustainable Development in June, for you and a companion - where you can meet with some celebrity or other (which can be updated to other related events after Rio). Or if you don't want that prize you can donate the equivalent value to a scholarship program.
2. Watch to the end, and you can sign up to collect your free gift - condoms, or a 3-pack of the morning after pill mailed to you in a plain brown wrapper, plus an instant download of the racy movie "How using birth control can make sex even more fun!" (must be 18 years old).
Which of these threats (choose one or more) do you think is the root of our problems?
- Resource Depletion
- Habitat Destruction
- Species Extinction
- Economic Inequality
- Climate Change
- Gender Inequality
- Nuclear War
- Outerspace Aliens
- Rick Santorum [just kidding with these last 3!]
- Other _______________
Mother: Caring For 7 Billion from Tiroir A Films on Vimeo.