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Until June 18th at 11:59 pm
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The Sequel: What will Follow our Troubled Civilization?

Hybrid Panel Discussion
WEDNESDAY APRIL 20th, 4:15pm to 4:45pm (CDT)
Onsite: Minneapolis Institute of Art Open to the Public
Join the online panel here.

Description of the Session

Following the screening of the movie on Wednesday, April 20, we will host a discussion with the film’s director Peter Armstrong, Executive Producer and writer Shaun Chamberlin, and educator Carine Vershueren from 4:15pm to 4:45pm (CDT).


• Peter Armstrong, Film Director • Shaun Chamberlin, Dark Optimism • Carine Vershueren, Teachers College Colombia University


• Global Peace Film Festival 2020


This hopeful documentary shines a light on the work and legacy of David Fleming, a historian, economist, and ecologist with a deep understanding of how we got to this point in our planetary crisis. How can we grapple with the impossible promise of eternal economic growth? Fleming presents a compelling vision of how we can recover what we have lost in his posthumously published book: “Lean Logic: A Dictionary for the Future and How to Survive It”. Fleming’s work inspired the vibrant Transition Towns Movement. The people his work influenced show us a different type of idealism, rooted in a clear-eyed realistic view of the problems. We meet fascinating renegade economist Kate Raworth, Gaian ecologist Stephan Harding, and Fleming’s young collaborator (and the movie’s executive producer) Shaun Chamberlin. They show us a path to transformation that starts with idealism (reimagining civilization), shows us simple steps such as reclaiming our humanity, through community, carnivals, and a sense of place.


Peter Armstrong


United Kingdom

Bonus Content

CIES 2022 - Trailer
2 mins

Cinematic Spaces of Education Film Festivalette Trailer To make the bonus material available, the virtual cinema requires that you watch the film first.

Live Q & A Recording
35 mins

“THE SEQUEL” LIVE PANEL with Peter Armstrong, Director, and Shaun Chamberlin, Producer To make the bonus material available, the virtual cinema requires that you watch the film first.