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  Press Releases below:  Surviving Progress  |  Pink Ribbons, Inc.  

86 minutes, documentary, color, 2011

A film by Mathieu Roy & Harold Crooks • Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese
& Mark Achbar (The Corporation, Manufacturing Consent)

Featuring Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood, Stephen Hawking, Craig Venter, Robert Wright, David Suzuki, Michael Hudson, Ronald Wright & more

Special Features: Introduction by Martin Scorsese: New York City Premiere, Film Society of Lincoln Center Behind Surviving Progress: A Roundtable Discussion with the Filmmakers Extended Interviews: Ronald Wright (Common Sense and a Near Miss, Everytime History Repeats Itself, The Price Goes Up, Ideological Pathologies and Easter Island); Ronald Wright and Michael Hudson (The Roman Empire); Michael Hudson (The 90% vs The 10%, The Oligarchy and The Lobbyists, The Short Term Is The Long Term); Jim Thomas (Disruptive Technologies); Jane Goodall (Stealing from Our Children) Portrait Gallery: Voiceover by Ronald Wright and Gary Marcus Filmmaker Biographies

UPC: 7-20229-91499-4 | Catalog #: FRF 914994D | SRP: $27.95

Street Date: September 25

Technological advancement, economic development, population increase - are they signs of a thriving society? Or too much of a good thing? Executive Produced by Martin Scorsese, this provocative documentary explores the concept of progress in our modern world, guiding us through the major "progress traps" facing our civilization in the arenas of technology, economics, consumption, and the environment.

Featuring powerful arguments from such visionaries as Jane Goodall, Margaret Atwood and Stephen Hawking, this enlightening and visually spectacular film invites us to contemplate the progress traps that destroyed past civilizations and that lie treacherously embedded in our own.

“This mind-expanding documentary bristles with provocative insights and probing questions about humanity and the state of the world.” - Los Angeles Times

Chilling. It tells the truth.” - Roger Ebert

“Critic's pick! An all-out assault on our entrenched world views." - Washington Post

Elegant. Wisely humane to its core, this beautiful documentary reacquaints us with the idea that not all technological, materialistic and relentlessly acquisitive behavior works either for us or for those around us.”
- Chicago Tribune

“Critic's choice. Excellent! Succinct and entertaining. Weaves together a vast assortment of materials as well as information, to highly watchable results. Do the earth a favor: see this movie, and drag a skeptic you know along.”
- San Francisco Bay Guardian

“A who's-who of great thinkers are riveting as they walk us through the question of whether we will or can survive progress.” - Seattle Weekly

“Clear, intelligent, visually striking... paints a portrait of a civilization with an end-game eerily similar to that of the Roman empire.” - The Times-Pcayune (New Orleans)

“One of the most thought-provoking documentaries I've ever seen, and also one of the best looking. Epic in scope.”
- Ain't It Cool News


98 minutes, documentary, color, 2011

A film by Léa Pool

Featuring Dr. Samantha King (author of Pink Ribbons, Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy); Barbara Brenner (of Breast Cancer Action), author/activist Barbara Ehrenreich (Nickel and Dimed); Nancy Brinker (of Susan G. Komen for the Cure); and advocate/surgeon Dr. Susan Love

Special Features: Interview with Director Lea Pool Interview with Producer Ravida Din Breast Cancer Action: Two Video Clips Think Before You Pink Toolkit

UPC:7-20229-91511-3 | Catalog #: FRF 915113D | SRP: $27.95

Street Date: September 25

Pink ribbons...they're everywhere: tee-shirts, hats, yogurt cups, KFC buckets, car ads, NFL stadiums...the list goes on and on. They make us feel good, as if we're all engaged in a successful battle against breast cancer.

But who is really benefiting? After all, more and more women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. Maybe it's the companies who wrap their products in pink to gain our admiration (and money)... and wouldn't it be something if some of the very companies that profit from their pink marketing campaigns have actually contributed to the breast cancer epidemic by selling known carcinogens?

Pink Ribbons, Inc. goes inside the story to reveal those who have co-opted what marketing experts have labeled a "dream cause."

“Revelatory. Deserves to be seen.” - The New York Times

“Critic's pick! Uncannily prescient and enduringly timely.” - The Washington Post

“Debunks the 'comfortable lies' and corporate doublespeak that permeate the breast cancer movement/industry.”
- Variety

“This could be the most important documentary of the year. Forget that: of the decade.” - Trust Movies

Powerful... Enlightening.” - Time Out New York

“Shocking and enraging...yet very entertaining.” - San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Provocative. Argues persuasively that much of what we're currently doing to fight breast cancer is feel-good nonsense or worse.” - The Hollywood Reporter

“A stinging indictment and trenchant critique of breast cancer 'culture'.” - Los Angeles Times

“Critic's pick! A deliberate and incisive case against big philanthropy's coziness with corporate objectives.”
- Washington City Paper

“Thought-provoking at every turn... An enraging portrait of how easily good causes can get corrupted.”
- Backstage Magazine

“Excellent!” - The Forward

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