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Jakarta Post

Watch and wonder: How stupid are we?

  • Edith Johnson


Jakarta   /   Sun, November 22 2009   /  04:22 pm

Pete Postlethwaite appears in the documentary as an archivist in the future, looking back at footage from the past — that is, of now, the Age of Stupid. Courtesy of Spanner FilmsAfter the recent screening of The Age of Stupid, an indie film with a novel approach to environmental documentary, some of the audience lingered for some climate change chit-chat, pondering the pros and cons of doomsday messaging. Chicken Little meets appreciative inquiry - whom should we back at this historic moment? Green Radio, Greenpeace and other co-hosts managed to attract about 120 filmgoers to an English-language film with Indonesian subtitles that deserves far wider distribution here. The 30-odd diehards who stayed after the end were cheered up when co-host Green Radio gave away the door prize, a bicycle designed and produced here in Indonesia. The winner was only a bit appreciative - how to...