A Norfolk cinema will be one of a few exclusive locations hosting the satelite linked launch of the climate crisis film 'Age of Stupid, at 6pm on Sunday 15 March. The film is being launched at a solar powered cinema tent in Leicester Square, London and beamed to 80 UK wide locations including the Eden Project in Cornwall, and Cinema City in Norwich.
Norwich Green Party City Councillor, Rupert Read helped arrange the Norwich showing. Many local community leaders and politicians have been invited to the premier.
The film stars Oscar nominated Pete Postlethwaite as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking at old footage from 2008 and asking 'why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?'. All profits from the venture will go the 'Not stupid' campaign which aims to turn 250 million viewers into activists focussed on the Copenahagen international climate negotiations in December 2009.
The film is winning acclamation and is considered by many to be more effective than 'An Inconvenient Truth' which was brought to fame by former US vice president, Al Gore. One paper called it 'the first successful climate change film to reach the big screen.'
Green Party Councillor, Rupert Read, said:
''Norfolk has scooped a lead over many prestigious locations to host The Age of Stupid. I urge everyone to see this film when it is available more generally, and join the millions demanding that politicians must act to prevent climate disaster.
''The recession is a serious crisis but runaway climate change would threaten human existance itself, if governments don't act significantly and immediately to create a low-carbon world economy. The Copenhagen climate conference in December may determine whether, a few decades from now, our children and grandchildren refer to these times as the 'age of stupid' and mourn our mistakes - or whether they think of now as the moment when we started to turn the tide in favour of our preserving ourselves and our children.''
Not Stupid aims to turn 250 million viewers of "The Age of Stupid" into climate activists, all focussed on the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen in December 2009, when the successor to the Kyoto Treaty will be finalised. Supported internationally by all the key climate NGOs, including Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, WWF and Stop Climate Chaos, the campaign will utilise a range of cheeky postmodern tactics including the already infamous "Stupid certificates" and the "Matchmaker" dating service which will introduce viewers to their best-fit activist group to persuade people off their sofas and into action.