Nearly 16 years ago, Slashdot’s original co-founder CmdrTaco posted that liberal film-maker Michael Moore had won the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival for a documentary about the Bush administration — and noted later that Moore approved downloads of the film through networks like BitTorrent.
But now the 66-year-old filmmaker is offering free streaming on his YouTube channel for a 2019 film he’d backed called “Planet of the Humans.” The film “reveals the heavy environmental impact of renewable energy and the problems with solar energy, wind energy and biogas, among other forms of power,” writes Newsweek. “Instead, the documentary argues that the only way to save the planet is to stop the growth of the human population and reduce its consumption.”
The film features appearances by everyone from Elon Musk and Al Gore to Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Koch Brothers. (And it includes music from many artists including Radiohead and King Crimson.) In its description on YouTube, the film’s director Jeff Gibbs argues that no amount of batteries will save us. “This urgent, must-see movie, a full-frontal assault on our sacred cows, is guaranteed to generate anger, debate, and, hopefully, a willingness to see our survival in a new way — before it’s too late.
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