Youth Power Film Nights: The Age Of Stupid (26.04.2012)

Youth Power is happy to launch the first Youth Power Film Night, with the screening of The Age Of Stupid, indie documentary film, taking place on Thursday 26 April, 2012, 6:30 pm, at CCMC. The screening is free of charge, accompanied by refreshments and the opportunity for the participants to share their views on the film and the issues it portrays in the end.

 

Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite (In The Name of the Father, The Usual Suspects, Brassed Off) stars in this dynamic film, as a man living in the devastated future world of 2055, looking back at old footage from our time and asking: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance? Multi-award-winning documentary director Franny Armstrong (McLibel, Drowned Out) and Oscar-winning producer John Battsek (One Day In September, Restrepo) pioneered the now ubiquitous "crowd-funding" model to finance the film, and then spent four years following seven real people's stories to be interweaved with Pete Postlethwaite's fictional character: an Indian entrepreneur struggling to start a new low-cost airline,  a Shell employee in New Orleans who rescued more than 100 people during Hurricane Katrina, an 82-year-old French mountain guide watching his beloved glaciers melt, two Iraqi refugee children searching for their elder brother, a young woman living in desperate poverty in Nigeria's richest oil area and a windfarm developer in Britain battling the NIMBYs who don't want his turbines to spoil their view. 

 

Youth Power is excited to start the Youth Power Film Nights with The Age Of Stupid. “Since its release, in 2009, it has been one of the most talked about indie films ever created,” states Youth Power Associate Project Manager, Katerina Antoniou. “We are very pleased to share it with our friends, in the framework of our new initiative, the Youth Power Film Nights, hoping to create fertile ground for young people from all parts of Cyprus, to come together, enjoy themselves and pick up ideas that might inspire them to develop their own creative projects.”

 

The Youth Power Film Nights will take place approximately every two months. Dates, screenings and venues will be announced, in time, through our newsletter, social media and the press.

 

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