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Critical Mass

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Day 600 Ltd.

Synopsis

“I shall largely speak of mice, but my thoughts are on man...”

From 1958 to 1983, John B Calhoun experimented on rodents, crowding them into "rat cities" to study the growth and behaviour of their populations.

In 2011, Spaceship Earth's human population passed 7 billion. Worldwide, converging crises in food, energy, water, economics and social cohesion have us debating the total collapse of the human enterprise.

Through Calhoun's experiments, Critical Mass examines the exponential growth of human population and the looming challenges facing civilisation. Constant competition killed Calhoun's rodents – community and co-operation can save humankind. http://www.criticalmassfilm.com

Details

Year
2012
Type of film
Features
Running Time
101 mins 47 secs
Format
HD
Director
Mike Freedman 1st Feature
Producer
Mike Freedman
Editor
Anthony Stadler
Director of Photography
Brian Strange
Production Designer
Ben Gregory
Sound
Chris Reading, Daniel Pugh, Matt Spagnola
Music
Michael Iago Mellender (composer), Melissa Auf der Mar, Adebisi Shank, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Nomeansno

Production Company

Day 600
Contact: Mike Freedman
E: mike@criticalmassfilm.com
T: +44 (0) 7771 570 762

Sales
Company

Journeyman Pictures
http://www.journeyman.tv
Contact: Emma Simpson
E: sales@journeyman.tv
T: +44 (0) 208 398 4616