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The Age Of Stupid director attacks Channel 4 and BBC over green documentaries

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Franny Armstrong, acclaimed director of global warming drama-documentary The Age of Stupid, has attacked the BBC and Channel 4 over their green documentary records, calling them “miserable.” Although I can’t go into great detail over the story as TV trade mag C21 Media own the rights, I interviewed Armstrong earlier this week and she told me she the public broadcasters have “failed miserably” in promoting the global warming cause, which she says has about a 97% agreed upon scientific basis now. [Eds note: If anyone knows if this figure can be verified, please get in touch, thanks.]

Both the Beeb and C4 strenuously denied the charges and both alluded to series both past and present which show they are doing their bit for the global warming cause.

The Age Of Stupid is interesting for a number of reasons: It’s a polemic documentary – i.e. it will drum up outrage, support and debate; it was ‘crowd-funded’, which means it was financed by donations from (in this case) 228 people; and its film premier last month, which screened the film in a solar-powered tent and was broadcast via satellite to 65 other locations, has gone into the Guinness Book of Records as the Biggest Simultaneous Film Premier in History.

More to follow, but as always, please leave a message and let me know what you think.

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Written by jessewhittock

April 23, 2009 at 3:28 pm

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  1. That Franny gives me the horn something rotten

    Ben

    May 17, 2009 at 2:19 am

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