Invitation to the Screening of “Surviving Progress”

Surviving ProgressCiné-ONU and the Green Up Film Festival invite you to the screening* of “Surviving Progress”, which will take place on Wednesday, 10 October 2012, at 7 pm at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

About the film

Surviving Progress presents the story of human advancement as awe-inspiring and double-edged. It reveals the grave risk of running the 21st century’s software — our know-how — on the ancient hardware of our primate brain which hasn’t been upgraded in 50,000 years.

With rich imagery and an immersive soundtrack, filmmakers Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks launch us on a journey in which we contemplate our evolution from cave-dwellers to space explorers.

Surviving Progress leaves us with a challenge: to prove that making apes smarter was not an evolutionary dead-end.

Read more about the movie here.

Runtime: 86′
Language: English with French subtitles

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The film will be followed by a Q&A with:

· Isabelle Durant, Member and Vice-President of the European Parliament
· Chris Vanden Bilcke, Head of UNEP’s Liaison Office to the EU in Brussels
· Laurent Ledoux, Head of the ASBL Philosophy & Management
· Jeremy Wates, Secretary General, European Environmental Bureau


There is no entrance fee, but as places are limited, it is important to register by sending an email to: [email protected], with the subject field ‘Surviving Progress’ and your full name and full name(s) of your guest(s) (if applicable).

If you do not receive a confirmation of your registration via e-mail, please contact us again.

Important notice

We kindly ask you to come at least half an hour before the start of the event, as the names of the participants have to be checked against the registration list at the entrance.

Please bring the email that confirmed your registration. The event will start promptly at 7 pm and we reserve the right to refuse entrance after that time.

How to get there

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Boulevard de la Plaine 2, 1050 Ixelles (Brussels)

* The screening is organised in partnership with the Green Up Film Festival and the VUB.

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