Help Last Call “Change the Ending!”

Published: April 30th, 2013

Last Call, a new documentary film, revisits the message of The Limits to Growth and shares a compelling vision of a sustainable future.

It’s been forty years since Donella Meadows and her team at MIT published The Limits to Growth, but their message still needs to be heard–today more than ever. When their groundbreaking book first came out in 1972, the Limits to Growth team argued that there are limits in any finite system, and we were rapidly approaching them. Forty years later, many scientist believe that we have already overshot many of these limits on our planet, echoing the study’s famous “Overshoot and Collapse” scenario.

Last Call: The Untold Reasons of the Global Crisis examines these limits in today’s context. The film reconnects with key members of the original study, including Jorgen Randers and Dennis Meadows, both of whom are still working to spread their urgent message and change the course of the crises we’re currently facing. Through a combination of historic footage, interviews, new filming, and even some scenes shot right here at DMI, Last Call aims to explain today’s global crisis and bring the Limits to Growth message to a wider audience while there is still time to take action. The film’s director, Enrico Cerasuolo, explains, “I want to share a compelling vision of a sustainable future, that’s why Last Call must be seen and heard by as many people as possible.”

Help the Last Call team “change the ending” by supporting the film! The team just launched a crowdfunding campaign to help them through the final stages of editing and distribution, and your participation can make a real difference. Here are some great ways to get involved and support the legacy of Donella Meadows and The Limits to Growth:

  • Support Last Call by checking out their campaign page
  • Order a copy of the film or arrange a screening in your area
  • Visit the film’s webpage to learn more
  • Like the project on Facebook and follow it on Twitter
  • Share information about Last Call with your online network
  • Talk about the film with your family and friends!

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About The Donella Meadows Project

The mission of the Donella Meadows Project is to preserve Donella (Dana) H. Meadows’s legacy as an inspiring leader, scholar, writer, and teacher; to manage the intellectual property rights related to Dana’s published work; to provide and maintain a comprehensive and easily accessible archive of her work online, including articles, columns, and letters; to develop new resources and programs that apply her ideas to current issues and make them available to an ever-larger network of students, practitioners, and leaders in social change.  Read More

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