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Crisis of Civilization Podcast episode 3 (part 1) Sibel Edmonds

FBI whistle-blower Sibel Edmonds was described as “the most gagged person in the history of the United States” by the American Civil Liberties Union. This week, Nafeez mosaddeq Ahmed released an article about her story which has gone viral. You can read the article HERE In this podcast we discuss ...

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Seven Myths About the Iraq War: How BBC Newsnight failed journalism on the 10 year anniversary of the invasion.

February 27th 2013 Author: Dr Nafeez Ahmed An abridged version of this article appears at the HUFFINGTON POST As a participant in BBC Newsnight special, “Iraq – 10 Years On”, I found myself feeling slightly miffed at the lack of real debate on the crucial issues. On the one hand, ...

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From endless growth to a new model of democracy: Nafeez Mosadeqq Ahmed at TEDxHornstull

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed take us on a journey crammed with apparently discouraging facts about the state of our world today, but he manages to answer the question: “How can the world move from a paradigm ruled by a few, who have had constant growth as the major goal, to a ...

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Watch the DVD extras free online! (part 1)

Here is the first post of extras from our DVD made available for you to watch and share for free! This post includes Un-used animated sequences and deleted scenes. The Animations presented here were cut for various reasons. Some of them look amazing , like the banker with the millions ...

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Climate Chapter of The Crisis of Civilization book: ONLINE FREE !!

We are pleased to offer you the first chapter of A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed exclusively as a free download (you can download it at the bottom of the page) Here is the introduction to the chapter by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed: What is ...

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To make the wasteland grow…

We have some very exciting and unusual news for you this month. Those of you who have seen the film will remember the last section where the little animated people climb through the fence to transform the Growth Monster’s hill and dance in the sunshine…   Well, this weekend we’ll ...

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May Screenings

Happy May Day to everyone! We’ll be out and about with the film again this month; so if there’s a screening near you, make sure you come along – everyone welcome, so spread the word and bring your friends and family too. More dates will be added here as and ...

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Our Own Worst Enemy

Dr Nafeez Ahmed’s article, originally in ‘Foreign Policy in Focus’, on how the obsession with “security” in Afghanistan and Pakistan has become its own worst enemy in the region.

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The Crisis of Civilization goes to Mexico!

We are thrilled to announce that The Crisis of Civilization has been selected for the Cinema Planeta International Environmental Film Festival, which is taking place this week in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The festival describes its overarching aim as working towards “a change in our relationship with the planet, the beings with ...

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April Screenings

Now that Spring has sprung and everyone is feeling the urge to get out and do things after a long, dark winter, may we suggest that you profitably fill a few hours of your time by coming along and checking out one of these exciting new screenings of The Crisis ...

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The Crisis of Civilization showing on Link TV!

We’re delighted to announce that The Crisis of Civilization will be showing on the American cable and satellite channel Link TV this weekend! If you’ve not encountered Link TV before, it’s an independent and non-profit media organisation which aims to “engage, inform and inspire viewers to become involved in the ...

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Crisis of Civilization Podcast: Episode 2 – Population, Climate Skeptics, Kony 2012

In the second of our series of podcasts, Dean Puckett and Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed discuss population and why it isn’t a main focus in the film, have an in-depth chat about Climate Skepticism and dissect KONY 2012

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Spread the word!!

Become a Danger Dodger! With no $35 million to spend on advertising (this was the average for mainstream films the last time the MPAA reported the figure in 2006), we’ve had to do things our own way. This has included both clandestine and conspicuous activities…. subvertising, slipping our flyers into ...

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DVD and Online release! March 14th!

WATCH IT ! Wednesday March 14th 2012. 7pm UK time  We are proud to announce that The Crisis of Civilization will be available on DVD or to watch online from Wednesday March 14th 2012. You’ll be able to watch and download the film for free, and buy the DVD (from ...

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Grow Heathrow – ‘Everything is Changing’

On March 1st 2010 Dean Puckett filmed as Transition Heathrow members swooped on an abandoned market garden site in Sipson; one of the villages to be completely tarmacked to make way for a third runway at Heathrow. Two years later he returned to the site to make this film.

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March Screenings

We’ve got lots more screenings coming up for you in March, whether you’re in the UK or in other parts of the world. We’ve had a fantastic response to the screenings we have put on so far, and we would love to see you at one of these upcoming events. ...

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The Crisis of Civilization finds its Transition Voice

                      At the end of January, we were delighted to discover that Lindsay Curren, editor of the Transition Voice, had written a great review of The Crisis of Civilization, describing the film as accessible to anyone (whether they have prior ...

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Fine Tuning the Great Transition

In an article originally published on the Transition Network website, Nafeez Ahmed discusses how the film came to be made, how it connects with the Transition movement and what needs to be done in order to progress in the future and deal with necessary change.

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Exclusive Screening at JUST West Yorkshire

If you’re a young person living in the Bradford area, JUST West Yorkshire are offering you a great opportunity to see The Crisis of Civilization and get involved in their social action workshops on March 18th: “The free film screening will be followed by workshops in youth media, campaigning and ...

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Crisis of Civilization Podcast: Episode 1 – Syria, Libya, Iran

During a screening of The Crisis of Civilization in Cambridge, Dean Puckett and Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed had a one hour, in-depth chat about the current situation in Syria, Libya and Iran – and about the West’s response to the Arab Spring – for our first ever podcast.

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February Screenings

We’ve got lots of screenings coming up this month. The dates below are those we have confirmed so far – but we will be adding more as they come in, so make sure you keep checking back for the latest dates and information! 2nd February – Transition Primrose Hill: Upstairs ...

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Remix Film Challenge!

REMIX : To combine or edit existing materials to produce something new. If you’ve seen it, you’ll probably have guessed that here at The Crisis of Civilization we love Remix films – and we want you to have a go too. We would like to invite you to create your ...

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Photos from Transition Lewes Screening

So since our UK premiere at Leeds International Film Festival we’ve been really busy doing loads of community screenings in all sorts of  places and have been discovering how interesting this form of distribution really is. Yesterday we took The Crisis of Civilization to Lewes in Sussex, which has been ...

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URGENT – Assault on Right to Protest in London (Part 1)

Rikki from London Indymedia discusses the critical impact of the new Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act on full-time protests such as Occupy and those in Parliament Square, and explains what steps you can take to try and stop it.

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Film clip ‘The fundamental issue is land’

In this brand new clip from the ‘Peak Food’ section of the film, Nafeez Ahmed argues that only by addressing unequal access to land and resources will we be able to produce enough food to survive in the post carbon era.

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Treehugger: Live Chat with Security Analyst Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, the writer and narrator of The Crisis of Civilization, will be doing a live interactive web chat with Treehugger on Thursday 12th January at 3pm eastern USA time and 8pm UK time. They will be discussing ‘the interconnections between climate change, peak oil, terrorism and our ongoing ...

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January Screenings

After a busy end to 2011, and now that the dust has settled on the festive season, we’re pleased to announce that we’ve got even more screenings of The Crisis of Civilization coming up in January 2012. We will be adding yet more screenings as they are confirmed, so keep ...

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December Screenings: Transition Brixton, Occupy LSX and Bank of Ideas!

Are you already bored of all the ridiculous Christmas hype and consumerism, and the way it seems to get worse every year? Do you feel like all this Christmas stuff has been going on for months and that there’s no escaping the financial excesses of the season? We can help! ...

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60 months to go…..

The One Hundred Months campaign started in 2008, and its premise was  simple: 100 months from 1 August 2008, atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases will begin to exceed a point whereby it is no longer likely we will be able to avert potentially irreversible climate change. ‘Likely’ in this context refers to the definition ...

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Film Clip: Civil Contingencies Act

An exclusive “Civil Contingencies Act” clip taken from the upcoming film, The Crisis of Civilization.

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Two Day London Gala Premiere

FREE London screenings on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th November!! Following the World Premiere of The Crisis of Civilization at the Elevate Festival and the recent successful UK premiere at the Leeds International Film Festival, we are super excited to announce that we will soon be holding our two-day Gala ...

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Leeds International Film Festival: British Premiere

A few weeks ago, the team took The Crisis of Civilization up to Yorkshire, where the film received its long-awaited British premiere on Sunday 6th November as part of the Leeds International Film Festival.

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Elevate Festival: World Premiere!

Report from Graz, Austria at the first international screening of ‘The Crisis of Civilization’.

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Graz, Austria: The Elevate Festival

In late October 2011, two days before the world premiere of The Crisis of Civilization at the Elevate Festival, Dean was in the Austrian city of Graz, where the week-long festival was being held. As you can see from the photograph, while he was in Graz Dean decided to explore ...

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