“The first successful dramatisation of climate change to hit the big screen.”
– The Guardian
Last month saw the world premiere of The Age of Stupid on the eve of the United Nations conference on climate change. 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’. Filmed in seven countries over four years, 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?
Watch a United Kingdom televised report on The Age of Stupid and other eco-documentaries soon to be released.
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan at the world premiere event in New York on the eve of the United Nationals General Session on Climate Change.
The exterior of The Archive in which Pete Postlethwaite’s character, the archivist, lives. This animation was produced by animator Greg McKnealley.