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Surviving progress, documentary by Martin Scorsese

woensdag, 10 oktober, 2012 - 19:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Faculteit: Frontpage promoted
Aula Q
Ciné-ONU, in cooperation with VUB and Green-up Film Festival

Surviving progress Film VUB United Nation's Ciné-ONU, in cooperation with VUB and Green-up Film Festival, presents the story of human advancement as awe-inspiring and double-edged. It reveals the grave risk of running the 21st century’s software — our know-how — on the ancient hardware of our primate brain which hasn’t been upgraded in 50,000 years. With rich imagery and immersive soundtrack, you will be launched onto a journey to contemplate our evolution from cave-dwellers to space explorers.


Surviving Progress leaves us with a challenge: To prove that making apes smarter was not an evolutionary dead-end. After the movie a public debate will take place with Isabelle Durant (European deputee, Vice-president of the European Parliament), Chris Vanden Bilcke (Head of UNEP’s Liaison Office to the EU in Brussels), Jeremy Wates (Head of the European Environmental Bureau) and Laurent Ledoux (Head of the ASBL Philosophy & Management).

The event is open to the general public. Entrance is free, but you have to sign up by email via cine-onu@unric.org.

Ciné-ONU involves the screening of a film relevant to a specific UN issue, followed by a debate with reputed speakers - either connected to the film, to the issue in question, or to both. In this United Nations program VUB joins in for documentaries related to human rights, development, and environmental issues. In the previous edition more than 1.100 people signed up at VUB campus Etterbeek for the screening of and debate on “Jane’s Journey”, the life story of World famous primatologist, turned UN Messenger of Peace, Jane Goodall.