Age of Stupid

I’ve recently written a review for Screen Education on the film The Age of Stupid, by Franny Armstrong, who made McLibel some years ago. It’s one of the most ambitious documentaries I’ve ever seen: it attempts a systemic analysis the oil economy and its relationship to global warming. And further, it also enters into the discussion of strategy – surely the riddle of the sphinx for the contemporary left. What I like most about The Age of Stupid is its unapologetic radicalism, even if it is flawed as a film (and obviously suffered from teething problems). It’s the kind of thing that will get you thinking. Here’s the trailer:

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Rjurik Davidson is a writer, editor and speaker. Rjurik’s novel, The Stars Askew was released in 2016. Rjurik is a former associate editor of Overland magazine. He can be found at and tweets as @rjurikdavidson.

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