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Old 05-02-2011, 10:03 PM
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"Industrial civilization is destroying this planet". This is part of the basic premises that underlie this movie:

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END:CIV examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END:CIV asks: “If your homeland was invaded by aliens who cut down the forests, poisoned the water and air, and contaminated the food supply, would you resist?”
This is a free movie, but you can donate if you like it.

It is definitely worth a watch - it examines why civilization as we know it (or industrial civilization as it is referred to in the movie) is so destructive and asks the question "what are you willing to do to save what you love from destruction". It features an interesting collage of images and clips mixed with interviews of interesting people in the environmental movement and in a direction of philosophy that criticizes civilization.

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“A fierce critique of systematic violence and industrial civilization, End:Civ is not intended for garden-variety environmentalists. If you are anywhere below, say, an 8 on that sliding scale of pissed off, then this film is going to scare you — which means you should watch it.”
-Eugene Weekly
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:24 PM
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Ohh, I remember reading about this a while ago - will definitely watch it when I have time.
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