The British High Commission has asked Delta to partner them in screening the 92-min DVD, The Age of Stupid, at Delta Environment Centre on 21 February.
This is a 2008 drama-documentary-animation hybrid which stars Pete Postlethwaite as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, watching archive footage from 2008 and asking "Why didn’t we stop climate change when we had the chance?"
Runaway climate change has ravaged the planet by 2055. Pete plays the founder of The Global Archive, a storage facility located in the (now melted) Arctic, preserving all of humanity’s achievements in the hope that the planet might one day be habitable again. Or that intelligent life may arrive and make use of all that we’ve achieved. He pulls together clips of archive news and documentary from 1950-2008 to build a message showing what went wrong and why. The film focuses on six human stories to illustrate the seriousness of climate change.
The film’s UK premiere was on 15 March 2009 in a solar-powered cinema tent in London’s Leicester Square, linked by satellite to 62 cinemas around the UK. The premiere received a Guinness World Record for being the largest film premiere ever, based on the number of screens.
During the post-show discussion, star of the film Pete Postlethwaite threatened to return his OBE if the government gave the go-ahead to the controversial Kingsnorth coal-fired power station in Kent.
President Mohammed Nasheed received a standing ovation for announcing that the Maldives would be the world’s first carbon neutral country.
The film (90 mins) will be shown at Delta Environmental Centre on Sunday, 21 February 2010 at 11h00, preceded by coffee and doughnuts (sponsored by Pick “n Pay Victory Park). Donations will be welcome.
Please book (for catering and seating purposes) by phoning Daleen or Sandy on 011 888 4831 or e-mail: email@example.com
The Delta Users’ Committee will be leading a walk in Delta Park on Sunday, 21 February 2010 from 08h30 to 10h30. For more details, contact Clive Fletcher on 082 688 1879.