Collapse: Portrait of a Loner

Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 at 5:41 pm by dpacheco

The documentary Collapse, Chris Smith’s character study of Michael C. Ruppert, has been called “gripping,” “riveting,” “mesmerizing.”

The force of Ruppert’s persona sustains the film, but it’s the ideas he present that really take center stage. Humanity is facing some serious challenges that, if left unaddressed, could lead to the collapse of modern industrial civilization. Peak oil, global energy consumption, the industrial food complex, the world’s economies—all are interconnected. If one system fails, it could have catastrophic consequences on the others.

In this interview with Grit TV’s Laura Flanders, filmmaker Chris Smith discusses his approach to the man and his ideas.

In the new film Collapse, filmmaker Chris Smith follows Ruppert and looks into his theories. Is he a genius, or just paranoid? The film allows you to make your own judgments, while showing the risks and rewards of having–and publishing–unpopular opinions. Smith joined Laura in the studio to discuss his film and whether or not he believes Ruppert.

Read the whole article here.

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