HOW TO BOIL A FROG
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Running Time: 57 & 87 min. on one Disc
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AN FUN AND ENGAGING WAY TO WAKE PEOPLE UP AND SAVE CIVILIZATION!
How to Boil a Frog is a highly entertaining eco-comedy (documentary film) that mixes rapid-fire humor with hard-hitting facts to show the consequences of too many people using up too little planet, much too fast -- and provides five surprising ways that regular people can help save civilization while making our lives better now.
After presenting the consequences of overshoot, Jon launches into a clever review of five major problems we face, and how they're connected: overpopulation, the war on nature, income inequality, peak oil and finally global warming. From there, he offers a set of positive solutions that can be accomplished by individuals and families to help turn things around. Along with the comedy, the movie interweaves animation and experts in relevant fields to help encourage both awareness and action.
A useful & unique companion study guide done in the same style as the film can be found on the Download Resources page.
"Ambitious and insightfully practical...I give this one high marks. (Cooksey) has tapped in to an important way to communicate tough issues to an increasingly distracted audience: make 'em laugh. He presents it all with an edgier take on the whole Bill Nye the Science Guy vibe. Hey, it works for Jon Stewart."
"Featuring humor, fast-paced editing, animation, and lots of facts presented by experts, Jon Cooksey tells about his awakening to the crisis of global warming. He advocates that the time is now to act and we are all leaders in creating solutions."
"Recommended. A unique blend of comedy and facts, as well as the incorporation of personal and expert interviews, to make complex environmental issues easier to understand and more accessible. The cinematography and sound quality of this film are excellent. This documentary with its entertaining yet serious message regarding the future of our world would make a great addition to any library, public or academic, or classroom collection."
"A feisty little film which is down-home in style, and humorous."
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