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Future is Now, The

Synopsis
A drama-documentary in which a journalist meets "The Man of Today" who, while a responsible citizen, is disengaged from greater society. He believes once he’s dead nothing more matters!. As an experiment to see if she can turn his pessimistic view around, the journalist sends him on a journey of enlightenment to prove that the future does matter. Travelling the globe, he finds himself in surprising encounters with great minds in the arts and sciences. Starting with an unexpected poetry reading and conversation with experimental poet Christian Bök, "The Man of Today" engages with architect Shigeru Ban, activist Francis Dupuis-Déri, philosopher Alain de Botton, artist Marlene Dumas, novelist Rivka Galchen, leading scientists and a ghost. Will the journalist succeed in turning a cynic into an optimist? Will it matter? What can one person do?
Language
English
Country
Canada
Year of release
2012
Year of production
2010
Subjects
Social Studies; Philosophy; Psychology
Keywords
cognitive psychology; cultural influences; social psychology; social responsibility; social exclusion

Credits

Director
Gary Burns; Jim Brown

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
Canadian $ 24.95
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
91 minutes
Year
2012

Distributor

Name

National Film Board of Canada

Contact
Penny Rampado (Sales & Market Development Manager)
Email
p.rampado@bfb.ca
Web
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Phone
+1 514 496 3952
Address
3155 Cote-de-Liesse Road
Montreal
Quebec
H4N 2N4
Canada

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