The Power of Collapse

23/11/2009 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

 

Shot over a two day period last March, Collapse centres around the theories and ideas of a man named Michael Ruppert, a former member of the LAPD turned investigative journalist, author and nation wide lecturer.  Ruppert essentially outlines the various ways in which he believes the world’s total economic collapse is not only possible but inevitable.

Directed by documentary filmmaker Chris Smith, the film consists mostly of Ruppert speaking about the dangers of peak oil and the looming catastrophe that declining oil reserves could bring.

“The power of ‘Collapse’ is that Ruppert never sounds like a crackpot,” Entertainment Weekly critic Owen Gleiberman wrote after the movie’s Toronto International Film Festival premiere in September. “You may want to dispute him, but more than that you’ll want to hear him, because what he says—right or wrong, prophecy or paranoia—takes up residence in your mind.”

Collapse is in firm company with hardline leftist “crisis of capitalism” conspiracies. Might be worth a look for entertainment value, in any case.

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